Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Counter Culture Ethiopia Idido Natural Sundried. I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while but hadn’t gotten around to it. It is a radically different from the washed Idido I normally drink. In terms of flavor, this tastes like milk chocolate covered walnuts. It has a certain creaminess and smokiness and the touch of walnut bitterness. It also feels wild and untamed a bit despite low acidity. Many folks will love this, but it lacks the finesse and acid of the washed Ethiopian coffees I like so much. Also requires a different coffee/water ratio in order for this not to taste harsh and tannic (and if you have a sensitive stomach or GERD, you’ll get feedback from your body to that extent). With this, I use only 60% of my normal coffee bean measurement with the same 450ml of water. Washed coffee for me only going forward although this is perfectly pleasant to drink.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.