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Ethiopia Malawo Yellow Honey

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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Chemex

  • Pour Over

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About

Upon cupping this beautiful coffees, the whole team collectively sank to their knees to give thanks to the coffee gods for bestowing such wondrous flavours upon our palates! It’s coffees like these that really do take your breath away leaving you incredulous that it can taste so unbelievably complex.

We have been so lucky to secure this amazing yellow honey lot from the producers of Shantawene in Sidamo.

It goes without saying that this lot is incredibly complex displaying the usual floral and fruit character of an Ethiopian coffee. The yellow honey is incredibly perfumed with notes of greengage plum, Riesling, apricot and orange blossom.

So much of the enjoyment of these coffees comes from the dry fragrance once it has been ground, for this reason we are only making this lots available as whole beans to ensure you really get the most out of them with your home brew setup. We recommend a rest time of 4 days from the date of roasting and urge you to enjoy the best of these beans within one month of roasting 🙂 It is absolutely best suited to paper filter methods and could 100% be likened to the very best Geishas out there. Enjoy!

Key Stats

Location: Shantawene, Sidamo, Southern EthiopiaAltitude: 1,900-2,200 maslPreparation: Black honey and Yellow honeyVarietal: heirloomOwners: 563 member farmersFlavours: Dependent on Process

Details

Full credit here has to go to the amazing growers and environment that nurtured it’s development.

We feel so lucky to have secured a few bags of this special lot from 563 farmer members from the village of Shantawene in Sidama. When we cupped the coffee we knew we had to get whatever we could.

This lot has been honey processed, hence the name Malawo which means ‘honey’ in the Sidama language. The coffee has been lovingly nurtured beneath a canopy of natural shade trees ensuring slow development of the cherries. Once the cherries have reached maturity, they were handpicked and delivered to the Shantawene washing station where they are floated for further separation.

Now it gets interesting…

The yellow honey lot was depulped to leave just 25% of the sticky fruit flesh surrounding the seed. The pulped beans were then laid to dry on African beds for 13-15 days and were turned during this time every 15 minutes to ensure good uniformity.

It goes without saying that this lot is incredibly complex displaying the usual floral and fruit character of an Ethiopian coffee. This yellow honey lot is incredibly perfumed with notes of greengage plum, Riesling, apricot and orange blossom.

So much of the enjoyment of this coffee comes from the dry fragrance once it has been ground, for this reason we are only making these lots available as whole beans to ensure you really get the most out of them with your home brew setup. They are absolutely best suited to paper filter methods and could 100% be likened to the very best Geishas out there. Enjoy!

Brew Guides

Chemex

Grind Setting: Very CoarseBrew Time: 6-6minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 60-63g : 1L
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Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minutes (for a one cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 16g : 250ml
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Aeropress

Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for a Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 17g : 250ml
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Delivery Details

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with a 2-3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. If you have ordered a Nova Bakehouse cookie kit, this will be posted on the next available Wednesday along with any other items you have ordered. 

Thanks in advance for your understanding, it is much appreciated in these challenging times!

 

 

Customer Reviews

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Still great!!!

Reviewed this and its 'black-honeyed' Malawo stable mate when they both came in last year. Couldn't decide which was the best then. Now there's ONLY the 'yellow-honey' available, it's got to be the winner, based simply on longevity!!!

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World class

Very unique coffee, was fantastic

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M.L.
Great coffee

Picked this up direct from the roasters. Had a good chat with a friendly member of staff who gave some great recommendations about how to brew. I ended up brewing with a variety of methods and it was fantastic with all of them.

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B.
Really yummy

I'm not the most discerning coffee connoisseur but this was seriously tasty and worth every penny. Also love the ethics of this company!!

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S.
Stunning

Absolutely fantastic coffee, a lovely honey sweetness throughout. Balanced with a lovely mouthfeel.