Region: guji hambela
Processing Method: natural
Drying Method: sun dried on raised beds
Variety: indigenous heirloom cultivars
Roast Level: light
Cupping Profile: blueberry, mango, milk chocolate
Few coffee producing countries offer as much diversity in quality and cup profile as Ethiopia. The range of floral, fruit and botanical qualities one can experience in coffees from this single country is incredible. The subtle variations in growing conditions within Ethiopia’s Guji Zone yield so many unique profiles, it could be considered a country of its own!
The Hambela site has its own washing station, drymill and drying beds, so the processing of their coffee cherry can be done in-house. This coffee is a natural process, also known as dry processing, where the skin and pulp of the coffee cherry is not removed prior to drying. This process takes a much longer time than washed processing, and varies depending on humidity, temperature and amount of sunlight. Cherries are dried on African style raised beds for proper airflow all around and the coffee itself must be frequently turned. When the desired moisture content is achieved the dried cherries are milled down to the internal seed or bean. The sweet, fruity mucillage of the cherry penetrates the inner beans during this process, leaving a very noticeable fruitiness that can range from mild to extreme.
This Guji Hambela is a clean, fruit filled, well balanced natural that is, as a bonus, is organic. We love the juicy soft mouthfeel of this coffee. It's very easy drinking with flavors of blueberry and chocolate and has a significant and complex fruit penetration without being overwhelming.
Note: All customer orders are roasted on Thursday. Orders must be received by Wednesday morning to be roasted the following Thursday. If purchasing locally, please allow a minimum of four days from roast date for the flavor of the coffee to develop. Thank you!
Also, if you are local, you can choose Pick Up instead of Ship at the end of your order and save on shipping.