Light Roast Organic Gedeb – Bassline Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Light Roast Organic Gedeb from Bassline Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Light Roast Organic Gedeb
  • Roaster
    Bassline Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Oakland, California
  • Estimated Price
    $19 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Nectarine, tangerine, blueberry batter, cake
  • Process
    Natural
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Gedeb
  • Elevation
    1900-2200 MASL
  • Producer
    METAD Agricultural Development PLC
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Flower, AeroPress
  • Roast Date
    January 19, 2021
  • Review Date
    February 13, 2021

Coffee Scoring

8.9
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
8.5 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Berry crumble finish
  • Various fruit notes combination

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

Naturally processed Ethiopian coffees are my favorite style of coffee and blueberry is my favorite flavor note to find in a coffee. When I saw this Ethiopian coffee from Bassline Coffee out of Oakland, California with a flavor note of “blueberry batter,” I was extremely excited to give it a try.

The fragrance starts the experience off with a sweet bread and vanilla profile filled with blueberry notes. The flavor reminded me of dark berries and stone fruit. It featured a berry sweetness, but not overly intense. The crisp acidity and light body were complimented by a well-balanced profile. One of my favorite attributes of the coffee was the berry crumble finish; I think it is likely what Bassline labeled as “blueberry batter” in the flavor notes. It was a beautiful, lingering flavor that reminded me of a fresh berry pie in the middle of summer (a nice reminder when it was 5°F (-15°C) while I was drinking it!).

The Bottom Line

This was an incredibly tasty coffee with a really nice fruit profile. It worked in every brew method I tried and was a lot of fun to explore and find ways to maximize the blueberry flavor notes.

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