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Ethiopia Shakiso


Pineapple. Red Grape. Orange Blossom.

Variety Heirloom
Processing Natural
Region Oromia Guji
Farm Shakiso Washing Station
Producer Various Smallholder Farmers
Altitude 2100masl
Roast Level Medium Light Roast
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Privately owned communal wetmill in Danbi Uddo – Shakiso, collecting cherries from various smallholders. It’s a brand new wet mill in Shakiso that opened in 2014. They are already producing 8 containers of washed coffees and 7 containers of naturals. The grades will vary, and we are selecting the grade 1’s that also meet our expectations on the flavour attributes.  

About 850 smallholder farmers deliver tiny amounts of cherries daily to the wet miller. On average farmers are having a farm size of fewer than 1 hectare. Most coffees are organic by default. Organic compost is common and pruning less common. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees per hectare, and 1 tree is typically producing cherries equal to less than 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.

A mix of local varieties. Such as native coffee of forest origin transferred to family smallholder plots. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains.

Whole ripe cherries are hand sorted for unripe and overripe by the farmers before they go into production. The whole cherries are dried in the sun for about 14-21 days, depending on the weather conditions, on African drying beds. Coffees are covered in shade nets during midday and at night.

This natural coffee is a fruit bomb. Vibrant pineapple and red grape fruitiness, pair with orange blossom flower floral aftertaste. A coffee that will make your eyes shine bright with bursting flavours. 

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 290ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 3 minutes
Roast Date 11th of April  (Pre-Order) 

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