- Flavor Profile: Blueberry, Lemonade, Plum, Syrupy, Chocolate
- Organic Certified, Direct Trade, Fair Trade - High Altitude Heirloom Varietal
- Specialty Arabica Coffee - Handpicked, European Prepared (EP) with no primary defects
- Roast Green Coffee Beans to Fit Unique Taste. Medium Roast Recommended
- Packaged Fresh in 2-ply Foil Bag with 1-way Air Valve. Perfect for at-home coffee roasters.
We were thrilled with the first cupping of this natural organic Ethiopian coffee. We tasted blueberry, lemon, marmalade and bergamont. A chocolate-mousse-like viscosity held the complexity of flavor together with grace, and a really elegant finish of vanilla and light jasmine offer the taster the reminder that, yes, this coffee is a prime example of an experienced and attentive producer, working with exceptional cultivars in prime conditions to realize exceptional quality.
We recommend keeping airflow high with this coffee, and keeping the rate of rise very low after first crack. Controlling the tendency of this natural coffee to race after first crack is the name of the game.
Our Organic certified Ethiopia Yirgacheffe single origin coffee is produced by Bedhatu Jibicho. Bedhatu, a strong 80 year old female coffee farmer, started working in coffee in the early 1960s when the government gave land to her husband. She takes great pride in having managed her 84-acre farm for over 50 years. Today, Bedhatu works alongside her adult children and continues to pass on her rich tradition of organic coffee production without the use of chemical inputs. Larger than most farms in the area, Bedhatu employees 20 year-round workers and 130 seasonal workers (primarily women) during the harvest season.
For this organic natural processed coffee, cherries are carefully hand sorted and floated to separate out less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on raised beds where it is hand sorted again and dried over a period of 20 days. The cherries are often covered during the afternoons to prevent harsh drying in the intense sun. As a family owned business, emphasis on social impact in the communities where they source coffee is taking shape.