This will now be my second coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee this week. I am already in love with the Ethiopia Kemgin I just had so I am pretty excited about trying this Ethiopia Nekisse. I already know it will be completely magical because I’ve already had a taste or two of it.
24/363.3g • Grind beans on medium side or #22 on Virtuoso • Pour in enough water to saturate • Start timer and let bloom for 30 seconds • Pulse pour for 2:30 • Drain for 45 seconds • Total time: 3:45
The coffee emerges with luscious blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and watermelon upfront. The smell is incredibly sweet and exactly like I’d expect from a dry-processed Ethiopian coffee. As I keep pouring water over the grounds, slowly but surely lemon drops come sprouting out with a touch of wine-like notes reminding of wine coolers.
On the tongue its everything I smelt in the aroma. From the sweet blueberries all the way to the watermelon and lemon drops. At first the cup is syrupy sweet but as it cools it begins to let go of that sweetness and show something brighter. I am beginning to taste just a touch of acidity. Like a lemon acidity. Just enough so that your mouth squints when the coffee swishes around over your tongue and then its gone. The cup finishes with milk chocolate heaven. A nice chocolate sweetness to top this Nekisse off.
As the cup begins to cool down I found mild hints of floral and more of the wine-like note I noticed while brewing.
Not just blueberries but loads of blackberries, huckleberries, sugared lemon slices, and prominent floral notes layer on top of each other while still remaining within an approachably smooth milk chocolate structure. ~ Blue Bottle Coffee
Overall, the cup is sweet but not overly sweet. In the past I’ve had a few dry processed Ethiopians that were so sweet that it was almost sickening. Loving the berry explosion upfront, the touch of lemon drops, and the mix of milk chocolate and floral finish.
A wonderfully enjoyable coffee. 150 grams of this is just not enough to satisfy my tastebuds. Though, at $15 per 150 grams it just might have to be enough.
This coffee is also qualified for free shipping for the month of January so if you’re interested snatch this up as well as the Ethiopia Kemgin before they sell out.
Info About This Coffee
Region: Aleta Wondo, Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1700-2000 meters
Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian varietals
Cost: $15 per 150 grams
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.