Ethiopia Hambela Wamena
Farm: Goro Badessa Woreda
Region: Hambela Wamena
Varietal: Heirloom Varietals
Process: Dry process. Raised beds.
Mango, Peach, Rose
This seasonal coffee blew away my expectations. I made a Kalita wave (pour over) out of it and was thrilled to taste so many flavors of fruit and citrus. Most often I let the coffee cool a bit before sipping. African coffees are feisty, and the first few hot sips can be pretty bitter. Let your coffee cool! This coffee boasts notes of mango, peach, and rose, in that order. This is NOT the coffee to put creamer in, but to sip all-natural via pour over or drip coffee.
The coffee comes from small holder coffee farmers in the Goro Badessa Woreda of Hambela Wamena, a high altitude region that tops out at 2100 meters above sea level. The Goro coffee is processed in a nearby town at a privately run wet mill, where they process both washed and natural coffees. This lot underwent several layers of hand picking from the whole coffee cherry to the final milled green coffee in order to achieve “Grade 1” status. The mill that produced this lot used to have to sell their coffee to the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange, as export licenses were only granted to cooperatives and coffee Unions. 3 years ago the government loosened these laws considerably. Now, the plethora of privately-run coffee stations and smaller estate farmers are able to sell their coffee directly to buyers, retaining provenance, rather than having their coffee blended off and sold by the government exchange under generic regional names (“Guji Grade 1”, “Yirgacheffe Grade 3”, etc).
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