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Dinkalem Ademe, Ethiopia
Dinkalem Ademe, Ethiopia
Dinkalem Ademe, Ethiopia

Dinkalem Ademe, Ethiopia

$22.00 USD

FLORAL, DELICATE, RASPBERRY

Truly, an elegant coffee. This single variety, single farm coffee comes from Dinkalem Ademe in the town of Bita in the Keffa zone. Dinkalem owns this farm, and also owns a dry mill that processes coffee for many producers in Keffa. Catalyst Trade, a transparency oriented coffee importing company based in Portland, OR, has worked extensively with Dinkalem and his dry mill over the last several years, and it is through Catalyst’s facilitation that we’re receiving Dinkalem’s own coffee. In fact, this is the first harvest from his own farm that Catalyst is receiving. The farm is located on 400 hectares of land, 40 of which are planted with coffee. Some of these coffee plants are of the “Wush Wush” variety. We are so very privileged to be working not only with a single farm (Ethiopian coffees are often multi producer blends), but to be working with a single variety, the Wush Wush variety. Lastly, Dinkalem’s farm is growing at elevations as high as 2,000 meters above sea level (masl), so we can expect seed density, complexity, and (balanced) acidity. This coffee is naturally processed before it is rested and further milled at Dinkalem's dry mill. This coffee tastes like raspberry, peach tea, and red currant.

PRODUCT DETAILS

PRODUCER Dinkalem Ademe PLANT VARIETY
Wush Wush C MARKET AT POSSESSION $2.12/lb
FARM Dinkalem Ademe's Farm HARVEST
Nov-Dec COST OF PRODUCTION NA
FARM SIZE 400 Hectares PROCESS
Natural FOB/EXW $3.50/lb/NA
REGION, GEOGRAPHY Keffa, SNNPR EXPORTER
NA FARM GATE NA
ELEVATION 1880-2000masl IMPORTER Catalyst Trade COST OF PRODUCTION PREMIUM NA

RELATIONSHIP TO JUNIORS

We bought this coffee through Catalyst Trade, an Ethiopian coffee focused importing company that places enormous value on transparency and equity in their supply stream. We've been chatting with Catalyst Trade for some time about the Cost of Production Covered (CoPC) Project, and continue to learn more about pricing dynamics in Ethiopia from their depth of experience. They've been doing the work there for years! We feel so lucky to work with these folks, and see Dinkalem's coffee as a continuation of a wonderful business relationship.

HOW WE BREW COFFEE

There are countless influential variables and industry professionals that influence the quality of coffee before it reaches the coffee cup, and the last step to reap the benefits of this tremendous work takes place when it’s brewed.

Before talking about how this coffee brews best, let’s review some brewing basics:

  1. Dose is the amount of coffee we use (measured in grams). If you don’t have access to a digital scale, know that 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 6-8 grams of wholebean coffee.

  2. Water Input is the weight of the water we use (measured in grams) to brew with.

    * We suggest a coffee to brew water ratio of 1:16 to 1:17 for filter coffee. For example, if you’re using 15g of coffee and 250g water, your brew ratio is 1:16.67. 

  3. Burr grinders will give you a more consistent Grind Size, and you’ll be able to repeat the same grind size twice. It’s best to grind your coffee right before brewing, because grinding your coffee too far in advance accelerates the aging process of your roasted coffee. Remember that the finer you grind, the more you extract.

  4. Brew Time is the amount of time the water and coffee interact together. The longer you brew something for, the more you extract.

  5. We recommend Brew Water Temperature between 200°F and 205°F. If you are using a kettle on the stove, bring the water to a boil and wait 30-45 seconds off boil before using the water to brew. The hotter your brewing water is, the faster you can extract coffee.

HOW WE BREW THIS COFFEE

Brew Ratio: We brew this coffee with a 1:16.67-1:17 brew ratio.

Grind: On a scale of 1-9 (1 finest, 9 coarsest) we use a 6.5-7 for flat bottom filter. For home flat bottom filters (e.g., Kalita, Chemex), grind around a 6 on this 1-9 scale.

Total Brew Time: Use a 2:30-3:00 minute brew time for V60 or Kalita filter, 4-5 minutes for batch brewer, 3-4 minutes for Chemex.

Tips: This coffee benefits from a larger brew ratio, less coffee and more water.