Dabov Specialty Coffee
Ethiopia Sidamo Nensebo

Roaster Location: Flag of Bulgaria Sofia


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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Ethiopia
Bean Source Region: Sidama
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Washed

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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    A lighter roast to pull as an espresso, but the barista at Dabov Madrid wanted to do it, so I obliged. This was somehow right at the edge of being undrinkable and really good. My first impression was it's going to be too acidic but it never crossed that line for me (I'm pretty sure it would for a dark espresso lover). Almost like a gobstopper, it changes taste and mouthfeel about 4 times in 5 seconds. Fruitiness and florality is at the center of it all. I don't know if it's what I want as my every day espresso but it was a lot of fun.

    Cupping Method:Dabov pulled this for me as a single shot of espresso at their store in Madrid, side by side versus their Signature Blend. The Signature Blend is pretty outstanding but I think it didn't influence my judgement here.

    10 months ago ยท See more from Theodore (Ted)

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Ethiopia
Widely regarded as the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia boasts diverse and complex flavors, from bright, floral, and citrusy in Yirgacheffe to wine-like and berry-toned in Sidama. The country's heirloom varieties, combined with unique processing methods, make Ethiopian coffee truly distinctive and sought-after by enthusiasts worldwide.
Bean Source Region: Sidama
The Sidama coffee region, also known as Sidamo, is located in southern Ethiopia and is renowned for producing high-quality Arabica coffee beans. Named after the Sidama people who inhabit the area, the region is characterized by its fertile highlands, with coffee grown at elevations ranging from 1,500 to 2,200 meters above sea level. The high altitude, combined with the favorable climate and rich volcanic soil, results in a distinctive flavor profile for Sidama coffee, often featuring bright acidity and complex, fruity notes.

Best Rated Roasts of Dabov Specialty Coffee

Dabov Specialty Coffee is a coffee roaster from Sofia, Bulgaria. We have 7 cataloged roasts with 8 total reviews with a score of 4.21.

International Rank: #365 out of 822
Ranking is based on a combination of reviews and popularity on CoffeeRoast.com
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