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Asefa Dukamo Ethiopia Cup of Excellence – Coffee Bros

Andrew Pautler

Asefa Dukamo Ethiopia Cup of Excellence – Coffee Bros

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Asefa Dukamo Ethiopia Cup of Excellence
  • Roaster
    Coffee Bros
  • Roaster Location
    New York, New York
  • Estimated Price
    $59.99 / 8 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Apple, Black Cherry, Lemon
  • Process
  • Varieties
  • Country
  • Region
  • Elevation
    2200 - 2300 MASL
  • Producer
    Asefa Dukamo
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, AeroPress, Kōno
  • Roast Date
    October 5, 2021
  • Review Date
    October 23, 2021
  • Other Notes
    Cup of Excellence Rank #8 - Cupping Score 88.57

Coffee Scoring

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9 / 10
  • Complex flavor profile
  • Lemon citrus in finish

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

The Cup of Excellence is a rigorous competition. Thousands of coffees are submitted and each coffee is cupped dozens of times by national and international judges before announcing a winner. Given the rigor of the competition, I am always excited to try coffees that place in the top 10 of results. This coffee produced by Asefa Dukamo placed 8th this year and really is a beautiful and special coffee.

The coffee began with a bright and sweet fragrance that reminded me of citrus and malted chocolate. The profile was incredibly sweet with sweet-tart citrus notes that reminded me of grapefruit and floral notes that reminded me of honeysuckle. The acidity was nicely balanced in the cup and was citrus-toned. The coffee had one of my favorite combinations with a full mouthfeel, but still relatively light body—a balance I find hard to achieve and not very common in coffees, but one I love nonetheless. The sweetness was quite strong and was citrus- and fruit-toned with floral support. The finish was quite intriguing with an incredibly pronounced lemon finish (likely one of the strongest lemon finishes I’ve ever experienced in a coffee). The coffee had a wonderfully complex profile and evolved nicely as the coffee cooled.

The Bottom Line

This coffee was truly worthy of a top ten Cup of Excellence award in my opinion. The complex flavor profile of floral, citrus, berries, and chocolate, paired with the intense sweetness and strong lemon finish made this one of my favorite Ethiopian coffees this year.

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