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Banko - Olympia Coffee Roasting Company

Ethiopia

Banko

Flavors of cherry, citrus zest, and lavender

Banko Gotiti is a neighborhood outside of the village of Gedeb, in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations in Ethiopia. Sometimes called Yirgacheffe, this is an area known to be one of the most special places in the world for coffee. For over a decade we have been sourcing coffees from this tiny village--and we're pretty much obsessed with it. We worked with METAD to source this coffee and ensure that we uphold our longstanding Fair For All buying practices. METAD is an incredible Ethiopian coffee company that specializes in high-end specialty coffee. When visiting the cupping lab in Addis Ababa at METAD's HQ, we spent two days blind cupping their offerings before selecting our favorite lots from this year's harvest. This lot, lot 143, was one of those selections and is a washed coffee where the ripe coffee cherries are pulped, fermented, and washed to achieve a crystal clear flavor profile that is unique to only this area of Ethiopia. We purchased 30 bags of the 300 bags produced.

For filter coffee we recommend 

1g of coffee to 16g of water by weight or 

1 tablespoon of coffee to 3oz of water by volume 

Grind Guide 

Every grinder is different, this guide will not necessarily give you the best results for you specific grinder. This is a comparative scale intended to help you discover the difference in grind settings for different methods and ultimately the best grind on your grinder. It works on a 1 to 10 scale, if you grinder has 10 grind settings and grinds from turkish (1) to french press (10) then you can simply use the guide recommendation and adjust to taste. If your grinder has 30 grind settings then you should multiply the recommended grind setting by three. For example if you are brewing flat bottom filter coffee (7) you should start with a grind setting of 21 on your grinder with 30 settings. 

1 finest to 10 coarsest 

1 Turkish

2 Espresso 

3 Moka Pot

4 Aero Press 

5 Hario 

6 Kalita, Cone Electric Drip

 7 Flat Bottom Electric Drip 

8 Chemex

9 Cold Brew, Toddy 

10 French Press

Adjusting Grind to Taste

After brewing, taste your coffee, if it is delicious, great news, enjoy! If it is lacking in some way, then adjusting your grind can be a great way to improve your brew. 

If you find your coffee to be flat, lifeless and have ashy or dry aftertaste you are probably grinding too fine and should adjust your grind coarser.  

If you find your coffee to be sour, papery or watery you are probably grinding too coarse and should adjust your grind finer.

For more tips, visit our Brewing page under the Learn tab.

Fair for all is our sourcing program where we guarantee a fair and sustainable price for all the individuals involved in our coffees, farmers, millers, exporters, importers. Banko is part of purchases we the private exporter METAD. This coffee also holds certifications of Organic. We paid $4.15 FOB for this coffee and worked with Royal Coffee for importation and financing to get the coffee to the United States. When we purchased this lot the C Market for global coffee was $1.21