A natural processed coffee from the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia.
Upon travelling south from Addis you soon enter the Great Rift Valley, the area believed to be the origin of humankind, a place that is steeped in natural history and mystique. Soon you climb from the valley floor to a lush green oasis. The towns of Awasa and Dila greet you and once again you are reminded you are indeed in coffee country.
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The town of Shakiso is south and east of the both Dila and Awasa in the heart of the Guji highlands. This coffee is produced by a very small group called the Sawana group and only has about 35 different producers. The variety “Gujicha” is an heirloom typica specific to this area of coffee production. The group produces both washed and natural process coffees. This offering is a grade 1 natural, meaning only the best cherries at the peak of ripeness are used. The coffee cherries spend three weeks drying on elevated drying beds before being transported to Shakiso for storage. Once rested and ready, the coffee is milled and meticulously sorted to grade 1 standards.
Natural processed and fruit-forward with tantalizing aromatics. We find flavors of ripe berries including blueberry and blackberry. The cup is balanced and heavy bodied with a unique spicy finish of both nutmeg and clove.
- 17g of water / 1g of coffee (adj. to desired brew strength)