|Producer||1,912 Smallholder Producers|
|Cultivar||Sedancho, Ethiopia Landraces|
1,900 - 2,100 masl
|Harvest||November - January|
Expect notes of Apricot, Lemon Blossom, Blueberry Juice.
Arabica coffee was born in Ethiopia. The coffee trees that cover the country developed naturally and over the centuries the producers there have selected wild cultivars and planted them. Known as Ethiopian Landraces they are some of the most beloved kinds of coffee in the world. The coffee that the cooperative Hunkute makes captures why - floral, vibrant and full of fresh fruit flavours. The cooperative of 1,912 producers all grow their coffee in small gardens that surround their homes. Each farmer has about 1,500 trees and each tree produces enough coffee for to have about 175 grams of roasted coffee to enjoy.
Once their garden has been harvested the producers take the coffee still inside the cherry to Hunkute. There this lot, lot 3 was pulped and washed in water before laid to dry in the sun. The coffee is dried on raised beds which allows air to pass through the coffee to let it dry very evenly. As the coffee dries the cooperative hand picks out the defects which the first of five times the coffee will be picked over to increase quality. Being dedicated slow drying and ensuring only the best beans get shipped out are part of what makes Hunkute special.