Natural Ethiopians will always have a special place in our hearts (and in our coffee cupboards). For many of us (and many specialty coffee lovers around the world) it was the sticky, jammy, funky, fruity sweetness of a natural Ethiopian coffee that blew our minds open and revealed to us the vast possibilities of specialty coffee. Our latest Ethiopian is no exception, whether you're a long time lover of Ethiopian coffee or a newbie looking for something special this natural Ethiopian is something special and definitely worth trying.
This coffee was grown in the mountainous regions of the Sidamo province in Ethiopia and was named after the farmer, Buriso Amaje and the local village of Dambi. A lot of research has gone into the heirloom varieties of Ethiopian coffee; this farm has selected two Heirloom varieties (identified as 74158 & 74160 by the Jimma coffee research centre) which were cultivated from the wild forests of Western Ethiopia and are valued for their pronounced citrus and floral flavours. The cherries are hand picked with meticulous attention to detail to ensure that only the ripest cherries are selected. They are then fermented and dried on African beds for 18-20 days and turned every hour to ensure slow, even and controlled fermentation takes place. The result is a perfectly delightful example of Ethiopian coffee.
Now for the part you've all been waiting for... What can you expect in the cup? This coffee is a truly spectacular example of what Ethiopia has to offer. We were surprised and delighted at how much clarity this coffee had to offer. In the cupping bowl, we had clear flavours of peach, slowly giving way to white grape as it cools. A delicate candy like sweetness backs this up (reminiscent to fruit flavoured boiled candy). Despite these delicate and nuanced flavours, the coffee is still wonderfully full with a rich textured mouthfeel and a long lingering aftertaste of florals, typical of Ethiopian coffee. Truly a wonder in the cupping bowl and on pour over and we can't wait to try it on espresso.
Get Your bag of this spectacular washed Ethiopian coffee and enjoy it in your favourite brew methods today!
- Origin - Ethiopia, Sidamo
- Producer - Buriso Amaje
- Varietal - Heirloom Varietals 74158 & 74160
- Altitude - 1950-2200 masl
- Process - Natural
- Notes - White Grape, Peach, Floral
- Cupping Score - 88