|Producer||650 Smallholder Farmers|
|Location||Banko Guititi, Yirgacheffe|
2,150 - 2,2250 masl
|Harvest||December - February|
Expect notes of Blueberry, Mango, Blood Orange.
For every bag sold, part of the proceeds will go towards IWCA Honduras Chapter's fund for Dariela Carbajal, an up-and-coming Honduran coffee producer struck down with a serious brain tumour, to help cover her medical expenses.
Near the south of Ethiopia, Tesi Huke is a washing station that creates its lots from hundreds of producers in the surrounding area. Although in Yirgacheffe, this coffee shares a lot of the same profile with the nearby Guji, striking a balance between that Yirgacheffe blueberry signature with the Guji’s big, sometimes tropical notes.
Processed using the natural method, where the coffee bean is left in the cherry and then dried in the sun, this lot is an incredible example of the Ethiopian natural with huge sweetness and a high-definition flavour profile.
Coffee originates from the land that is now modern day Ethiopia. Driving around the country, it’s obvious – coffee can even be found growing between the cracks in the pavement. Ethiopian coffee has long been known to be some of the most fruity and vibrant in the world. It can be incredibly hard to find, one reason being that the Ethiopian producers' approach to growing coffee involves growing it in small areas, usually under shade.
The cultivars grown in Ethiopia used to be called heirloom, which was a short-form way of saying “we aren’t sure.” This was an act of ignorance by the coffee roasting world, as it implied producers were not intentionally selecting coffee to create their delicious cups. Often, you’ll see cultivars labeled as Ethiopian Landraces to correct this ignorance, and more and more you’ll see names of specific cultivars like Kurume. This is a cultivar well known in Guji and Yirgacheffe, which creates a high-definition, fruit-forward cup.
Organic House Blend was created by blending two organic coffees from Latin America: the Colombian Los Vascos and the Nicaraguan San Juan. Carefully roasted to highlight the coffees’ vibrant and natural flavours, House Blend is a crowd pleasing combination of sweeetness and balance.
Organic Classic Blend was created by blending two coffees from Latin America: the Brazillian Dutra and the Colombian Belen. Combining the intense nut-and-chocolate flavours of the former with the smooth sweetness of the latter, this is a big, bold roast which you won’t soon forget.
Organic Decaf is an easy-to-drink, classic coffee. Decaffeinated using the all-natural sparkling water method, it's made from lots grown in the forests of the West Nile. The coffee cherries here ripen slowly, creating a naturally sweet, complex cup which is incredibly smooth and balanced.