Coffee Reviews

Bedhatu Jibicho, Ethiopia – Anchorhead Coffee Co

Andrew Pautler

Bedhatu Jibicho - Anchorhead

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Bedhatu Jibicho
  • Roaster
    Anchorhead Coffee Co
  • Roaster Location
    Seattle, WA
  • Estimated Price
    $16.00 / 10 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    White grape, jasmine, marshmellow
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Indigenous cultivars
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Gedeb District
  • Elevation
    1800-1900 MASL
  • Producer
    Bedhatu Jibicho
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex, espresso
  • Roast Date
    September 9, 2019
  • Review Date
    September 22, 2019

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
8.5 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Sweetness
  • Mix of citrus and floral notes throughout

Cons
  • Slightly more muted attributes

Anchorhead is a roaster based in Seattle who I have been impressed with in the past. This coffee comes from the Gedeb District in Ethiopia and is produced by a woman named Bedhatu Jibicho who has been managing the farm for over 50 years.

The coffee begins with an aroma filled with floral overtones and more subtle citrus undertones. As I began drinking the coffee the citrus and floral notes carried through and I tasted orange, lime and lavender. The flavor has a creamy sugar sweetness that lingers throughout. The body is silky, smooth and tea-like.

The coffee has a nice balance of flavors with a citrus acidity at the front of each sip that presents itself again in the aftertaste with a sparkle that slowly fades.

I really enjoyed this coffee in a variety of brew methods and I thought its attributes carried well between pour over, immersion and pressure brew methods.

The Bottom Line

This coffee surprised and delighted. While a bit more muted and delicate than many of its Ethiopian siblings, it has a lot to offer and is a great option to try if you are looking for a little variety in your African coffees.

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

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