Demeka Becha Washed Ethiopia – Theodores Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Demeka Becha Washed Ethiopia – Theodores Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Demeka Becha Washed Ethiopia
  • Roaster
    Theodores Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Owosso, Michigan
  • Estimated Price
    $22 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Limoncello, ginger ale, candied grapefruit, watermelon soda
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    74/158, 74/165; 74/112; 74/110; and 74/40
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Bona Zuria, Sidama
  • Elevation
    2100 - 2200 MASL
  • Producer
    Demeka Becha
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, Kōno
  • Roast Date
    July 14, 2021
  • Review Date
    August 7, 2021

Coffee Scoring

9.0
Aroma
8.5 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9.5 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Nice mix of fruit & floral notes
  • Silky body with lively sweetness

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

While in years past I’ve almost always favored naturally processed Ethiopian coffees to washed ones, this year time and time again I have been incredibly impressed with the washed Ethiopian coffees I’ve been trying—and even favoring them over their naturally processed counterparts. That was the case with this Demeka Becha from Theodores Coffee.

The coffee began with a fragrance of chocolate and apples. During brewing, the aroma became sweeter, brighter, and more fruit-forward. The flavor was lovely with a mix of cantaloupe, complex chocolate, subtle berries, and floral undertones. As the coffee cooled, the floral notes grew even stronger. The acidity was nicely balanced and the mouthfeel was light but smooth & silky. The sweetness was fruit-toned and lively with similar floral undertones. The coffee had a lingering finish where the fruit and floral interludes came to a satisfying conclusion.

The Bottom Line

Demeka Becha followed the trend of many washed Ethiopian coffees I’ve tried over the past few months. It was wonderfully complex with a nice mix of fruit and floral undertones and an intricate evolution of flavors throughout each sip.

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