[Ethiopia] YirgaCheffe Aricha, Natural Gr. 1, SM 2014 lot

以下文章譯自Sweet Maria's官方的介紹與杯測記錄,由翁宗睿同學翻譯。

原文聯結:http://www.sweetmarias.com/store/coffee-list/africa-and-arabia/ethiopia/ethiopia-dry-process-gr-1-yirga-cheffe-aricha.html

Ethiopia Dry Process Gr. 1 Yirga Cheffe Aricha

衣索比亞耶加雪夫「愛瑞佳」咖啡豆 (日曬 G1 級)

Farm Description 農場描述

This is our selection from one station in the Aricha kebele in the Yirga Cheffe area. There are two coffee stations in close proximity here, and Koke is just up the road, very close to Yirga Cheffe town.

本次精選豆來自耶加雪夫的「愛瑞佳」社區*(註一),此處有兩個咖啡處理站,彼此緊鄰,大路另一頭就是 Koke 合作社,離耶加雪夫鎮很近。

The great thing with Aricha is Sweet Maria's has first selection of coffee from here, so I was able to choose this juicy lot while cupping in Ethiopia back in January.
選擇愛瑞佳產區的好處是 Sweet Maria’s 早有此地的首選貨供人參考,故打從一月份我還遠在衣索比亞作杯測時就選了這款美味的咖啡豆。

There's other Aricha coffee (it is an area east of Yirga Cheffe town, so I suppose a lot of coffees can borrow the name). But this is the actual Aricha station, and this is the nicest lot I could find from here ...and it is very, very nice.
此地還有其他號稱『愛瑞佳』的生豆來源(畢竟愛瑞佳產區就位於耶加雪夫鎮的東邊,大概有不少生豆商會借用此名),但本批生豆來自貨真價實的愛瑞佳處理站,品質極佳,乃是我觸目所及的最上等貨。

It's a dry-processed coffee with intense fruited character, body and sweetness, and has received extra care in preparation (Grade 1) to exclude under-ripe coffee cherries.
這款日曬豆屬於耶加雪夫生豆的最高等級 G1 級,經過特別細心照料不含任何未熟豆,無論在稠度或甜味等面向都具有強烈的水果特性。

Dry-processing means that the coffee was not pulped (the outer skin removed) and fermented to remove the fruity mucilage layer. In dry processing, the coffee cherry is picked and laid out in raised "beds" in the sun, turning the red fruit to a deep brown color over the course of two weeks. After a storage period, the coffee seed is hulled out in one step, removing all the dried skin, fruit and parchment layers at the same time.
日曬法和水洗法不同之處在於處理過程不先去除果實的果皮和果肉,也不經發酵步驟去除黏液層,而在手選後直接鋪於棚架上日曬,兩星期內果實便逐漸從鮮紅轉為深褐色,之後方能儲藏。接著再以脫殼機一次去除種子上粘附的果皮、果肉、內果皮。

The Aricha was prepared to the standards for Grade 1, which means removing over-ripe and under-ripe cherries that can be seen in the final green coffee as with either shiny green silverskin coating the bean, or fermenty sour beans. This extra work improves the overall cup quality and consistency in roasting.
在愛瑞佳 G1 豆的最後處理階段會特別去除帶亮綠色種皮的未成熟豆*(註二)及過度酸酵的過熟豆,能大幅提高烘焙一致性和杯測品質。

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

[註一:kebele 是衣索比亞的最小行政單位,規模約略五百戶家庭(三千五百至四千人),大小近似於台灣的社區。]
[註二:原文此處造句有點奇怪,我不太確定日曬的未成熟豆的種皮會不會帶亮綠色,或許我有誤解,還請各位賜教。]

Cupping Notes 杯測風味調性紀錄

This is a very fragrant coffee! It's a coffee you can smell throughout the house when you grind it. The fragrance has strong fruit scents of tropical flowers, passion fruit, dried peaches and mango, as well as mixed berry fruit salad. The sweetness has dried apricot, custard and caramel.

這支豆子的香氣極為濃郁,帶有熱帶花朵、百香果、水蜜桃乾和芒果乾的強烈香氣,亦宛如莓果沙拉,還帶有杏仁乾、卡士達、焦糖的甜香,一磨好乾粉便滿室生香!

Adding hot water, the aromas are in the same vein, intense fruits and strong sweetness; lychee, berries, stone fruits, candied almonds. The cup is remarkable, with a berry syrup fruit character, cinnamon toast, pineapple and ripe citrus brightness, and a sweet butter finish.

沖入熱水後,飄出的濕香一脈相承,帶有荔枝、漿果、核果等甜果實的強烈香氣。其卓越的杯測風味,果味如同莓果糖漿、烘烤味如同肉桂、明亮的靈活感如同鳳梨和熟柑橘、尾韻如同甜奶油。

With a darker roast treatment there are black currants and blueberry notes that emerge, with a drinking cocoa finish at Full City level.
略深烘焙時浮現出黑醋栗和藍莓調性,滿城型烘焙時的尾韻如同熱可可飲料。

The list of flavors we had from our test samples is too long to list; it's a complex coffee that inspires many, many descriptors. The general groupings involved syrupy fruited flavors, complex sugar-browning sweetness, some pleasantly bittering cocoa notes.. It's a fantastic cup if you like fruited dry-processed coffees.
這隻豆子的杯測風味記錄多到簡直不勝枚舉,大致包含糖漿稠感的果香、複雜的焦糖化甜味、些許宜人的可可苦味。真是了不起,希望你也喜歡這支帶果香的日曬豆!

Score 評分
93.6

Lot Size 批次份量
100 x 46 KG Bags
共 100 袋,每袋 46 公斤。

Roast Recommendations 建議烘焙程度
This coffee works at a wide range of levels from City to Full City + or darker, but the brighter jam-like fruited sweetness is going to be found with a well-developed lighter roast, around City+, and well before the coffee enters 2nd crack. That said, we loved FC roast too.

這支豆子可以接受廣泛的烘焙程度,從城市型到滿城型略深皆可。不過若不進入二爆而選擇較淺的烘焙程度(且發育完全,例如城市型略深),則能表現出明亮、帶果醬稠度的甜果味。雖然這麼說,滿城型也很棒。

Processing 處理法
Dry Process 乾式處理法[註:日曬法]

Varietal 品種
Heirloom Varietals

Grade & Appearance 等級 & 外觀
Grade 1; .6 d/300 grams; 15-18 Screen
G1 級,每 300 公克生豆有六個缺陷扣分單位,粒徑 15 至 18 目。
[註:衣索比亞豆共五級,G1 至 G5]

Packaging 包裝
Shipped to us in GrainPro
抵達時以 GrainPro 超密封種子袋包裝

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