Qaballe Natural – Detour Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Qaballe Natural – Detour Coffee

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Qaballe Natural
  • Roaster
    Detour Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Estimated Price
    $21 / 300g
  • Flavor Notes
    Pineapple, guava, lime
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    74110, 74112
  • Country
    Ethiopia
  • Region
    Guji
  • Elevation
    2150 - 2350 MASL
  • Producer
    15 Smallholder farmers, Raro Nansebo washing station
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    Flower, Orea, Kōno
  • Roast Date
    July 19, 2021
  • Review Date
    August 15, 2021

Coffee Scoring

8.8
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
8.5 / 10
Complexity
8.5 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Lime citrus notes
  • Fruity, citrus sweetness

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

Detour Coffee is a roaster based out of Ontario, Canada. I recently had my first opportunity to try some of their coffees, which included this naturally processed Ethiopian.

The coffee began with a sweet, lime citrus and tropical fruit fragrance. The flavor featured strong lime citrus throughout and more subtle berry and tropical fruit undertones. The acidity was strong, but not overpowering and was quite approachable for a naturally processed coffee. It had a medium body and a fruity, citrus-toned sweetness. The finish was a bit dry and featured lingering notes of more of the lime citrus qualities. The layering of flavors added some nice complexity to the coffee and I really enjoyed brewing it in a variety of pour over methods.

The Bottom Line

This lime citrus centered Ethiopian was approachable, delicious and a great first exposure to Detour.

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