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Loose Unit – Ethiopia Sasaba – Proud Mary Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Loose Unit - Ethiopia Sasaba – Proud Mary Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Loose Unit
  • Roaster
    Proud Mary Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Estimated Price
    $20 / 12oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Milk chocolate, mandarin, peach, and white florals
  • Process
  • Varieties
  • Country
  • Elevation
    ~2000 MASL
  • Producer
    Tsegay Hagos Tesfaye (Sasaba washing station)
  • Roast
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, Kalita
  • Roast Date
    September 22, 2021
  • Review Date
    October 10, 2021

Coffee Scoring

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  • Mix of fruit & floral
  • Delicate, complex sweetness

I love Ethiopian coffees because they span such a wide variety of profiles—from intense berry and fruit-forward to incredibly floral, from light and tea-like to thick and syrupy. This Ethiopia Sasaba from Proud Mary was a lovely mix of various flavor profiles and created a delicate, yet complex coffee I really enjoyed.

The coffee began with a complex fragrance that reminded me of berries, honeysuckle, vanilla, and honey. It was delicate but carried a lot of depth and complexity to it. The flavor was layered with notes that reminded me of chocolate, sweet orange, subtle berries, and honeysuckle. It was quite lovely and had a light body and delicate fruit & floral sweetness. The finish featured more of the lingering sweetness. I really enjoyed this Ethiopian in various pour over brew methods, which is where I think it shone the brightest.

The Bottom Line

Every Ethiopian coffee is unique and this one from Proud Mary was a wonderfully unique pairing of fruit and floral notes in a delicate and complex pairing.

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