ETHIOPIA Odako Natural NXEthiopiaOdakoNX250g
Finished and shipped from Sweden with standard or express shipment worldwide. Learn more about production cut-offs and shipping here
“An audacious takeover of malic, lactic and citric acid orchestrated in a bowl of untamed and refreshing red fruits.”
Founder, Coffea Circulor
SCA SCORE 90.25
FLAVOR ALGORITHM AND DESIGN Ivica Cvetanovski
Roasted light based on conduction and vivid heat application with world class skill and care. Extensive roast, high front up heat that decreases and a ramp that leads into an audible crack. We particularly look to enhance the perception of fruits in the acidity.
|Region||Odako Kebele, Sidama|
|Process||Natural, Sleeping bag|
|Aroma||Apricot, Green grape, Mango, Strawberry|
|Flavor||Fruit gum, Green grape, Strawberry|
|Aftertaste||Milk chocolate, Yellow apple, Mid-High|
|Acidity||Raspberry, Strawberry, Malic, Light-Mid|
Smaller lots from this region are rewarded due to placing extra care to picking and processing.
The Sidama region spreads across fertile highlands and the soil is fertile. With 1,200–2,000mm of annual rainfall, the conditions are considered ideal for growing and processing coffee. These high elevations also mean that the coffee tends to ripen slower, with a later harvest season than the rest of Ethiopia.
Odaco is a popular tree name in Shantewene. The Odako tree is where the Shantewene community meets to resolve potential conflicts in the area. There is a similar tradition in other parts of Ethiopia.
As soon as the coffee is received it gets sorted by floating and picking out the ripe cherries. Then dry it on african beds in sleeping bags to avoid negative weather effects and to speed up the uniformal fermentation process for 13-15 days: one person is assigned per each individual bed to rotate the cherries every 15 minutes to ensure uniformity of drying. Stirring coffee cherries ensures no mold is generated and consistent cherry drying is performed. Also, stirring cherries frequently to promote even moisture content and covered during the hottest part of the day to protect them from over-drying.
Our World Brewers Cup recipe, One (1:1:1), for Hario V60-01/02 with Hario VCF-01/02 filters:
- Rinse the VCF-filter with 93°C water. Rinse the carafe/server with hot water to expel any unwanted aromatics and flavors from the rinsed filter.
- Water: 300g @ 93-95°C, TDS: 10-50 mg/l.
- 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00.
- Pour by pulsing in helix formation during 20 seconds, starting from the centre, 5 revolutions per pulse. Ensure no grinds persist on the filter wall in the last pouring pulse.
- At 01:00, 02:00 and 03:00, confirm the filter bed is flat and uniform. Avoid generating cavities and craters.
- Target a TDS reading of 1.40±0.02.
- Adjust only grind size and water temperature.
- Grinding: Target 600-800μm. Example: 28 turns from the finest setting on Comandante.
- If the flow ends past each minute, adjust your grind settings to finer and respectively for slower flow.
- The recipe, technique and formula is singularly linear and time efficient. Learn more about linearly up- and downscaling our recipe here.
Use water with balanced mineral content to optimize flavor and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 10-50 ppm or mg/l. We advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience.
Please store in a cool and dry place in order to secure freshness and quality. To ensure best possible experience use within 3 months after roast date and 2 weeks after opening. In various environments and setups, your brewing experience can benefit from opening the bag and closing it. Wait one day to brew. We have invested significant time to research the durability of the coffee by actively refining our roasting algorithms to ensure perpetual quality post 3 months of production. Our flavor-lock packaging technology is based on processing and roasting. This ensures persisting and stable aromas, flavors and pro-experience.
Start using at will. Brew immediately or wait several weeks. Prepare for a championship with a strategy. It all depends on your goals.
We recommend using the coffees by first opening the container/bag one day before the first planned brew to enable a natural aeration of the coffees. Use according to the following matrix and remember these are general observations given parameters such as continent, country, region, variety, altitude, process, etc. combined with Coffea Circulor processing and roasting algorithms.
Plan your acquisition according to production schedules (roasting), event attendance (home/championship) and shipping priority (standard/courier).
|0-3 days||Focused acidity|
|4-7 days||Optimal Coffea Circulor recommended praxis|
|8-14 days||Increased floral perception|
|15-21 days||Increased sweetness|
|22+ days||Increased balance|
|1+ month||Intact sweetness, peak intensity|
|2+ months||Inherent balance, possible reduced florals turning herbal|
Made by Ethiopia
Finished in Scandinavia