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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!
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!
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Big claims are made about this coffee in the description and it absolutely lives up to them. First the smell is incredible, thick like black forest fruits and then the taste sweet and complex. It's the best coffee I've had all year.
This is a truly delicious cup: thanks
Great for cupping and Every day drinking. Absolutely amazing!
Another fantastic coffee from North Star.
I got both the yellow and black honey. I love them both! Amazing to drink as filter coffee. If I have to choose one I would go for yellow although black honey is growing on me now.