JASMINE, LEMON VERBENA | WHITE GRAPE, EARL GREY TEA + PINEAPPLE
This coffee is back and tasting just as incredible as ever. The super high altitude growing conditions and unique coffee "forests" provide this special coffee with incredible flavor clarity and potent aromatics. Jasmine and lemon verbena aromatics pop out of the coffee and bring with them flavors of white grape, earl grey tea, and pineapple. Don't miss out!
ORIGIN: Yabitu Koba Village, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 2300 masl
TASTING NOTES: Jasmine, lemon verbena, white grape, earl grey tea and pineapple cocktail
ROAST TYPE: Light
The Uraga Woreda is home to some of the highest altitude coffees we buy, many of the farms topping out at 2300 meters above sea level. Altitude plays a role in coffee density, the higher altitude zones slowing rates of maturation, which in turn produces a much denser coffee with higher potential for sweetness and acidity. The village of Yabitu Koba is one of those dizzying altitudinal zones, and where this coffee was pulled from. Hundreds of small-holder farmers, most with less than a hectare of coffee planted, deliver their coffee harvest to the privately-run washing station nearby who produce both wet and dry process coffees. This is one of their fully-washed lots that we selected from a swath of samples during the harvest peak. This is a fully traceable lot, a feat that wasn't possible only a couple years back. Previous to the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange ("ECX") loosening restrictions on who could export coffee, washing stations like this one were required to sell their coffee to the ECX, who in turn would bulk together as "Shakiso Grade 1", or "Guji Grade 1" coffee. With the new rules, we are now able to buy in a more direct way in Ethiopia which provides an added layer of transparency, not to mention, coffee provenance.