I spent the better part of this wintery October Saturday sample roasting. First at Cartel Roasters in Geelong, then at Cote Terra in Oakleigh.
In the Proaster at Cartel we roasted a washed Ethiopian Kochere, which was sourced from the Yirgacheffe district, then brewed via a Kalita pour over. It was loaded with floral and citrus tones. I was also lucky enough to watch a couple of talented baristi perfecting their latte art skills.
In the TJ-067 we roasted a naturally processed Ethiopian Banko Gotiti. This coffee comes from a co-op in a small village of the southern district of Gedeo. Cherries are sourced from family owned farms, which sit at around 1900 to 2100 meters above sea level.
In the cup, these gem deliver a juicy cup, with sweet strawberry and blackberry notes.