£9.00 – £34.00
An outstandingly clean natural process coffee from Oromia in the south west of Ethiopia – sweet and syrupy with incredible depth of flavour, there are almost too many aromas to list…juicy mango, blackcurrant, jasmine, black tea, blueberry, pineapple, strawberry, peach, cream….we really could go on!
There’s a lot of work that goes into producing coffee of this quality but we don’t think there is anywhere quite like Ethiopia in terms of the results you see – being the birthplace of coffee, there just seems to be years of history in the cup which shine through in the unbelievable flavour. If you relax, you are almost whisked back to the days of Kaldi and his goats who (as legend has it) discovered the first ever coffee plant in the 10th century. Nice one Kaldi, we salute you!
This lot comes to us from Kayon Mountain in the heart of Guji in the south of Ethiopia. It is a 230 hectare estate, which is a little more unusual when it comes to coffee in Ethiopia – it tends to be mostly smallholder production.
This estate is owned by Ato Esmael and his family, he established it in 2012 solely with the aim of producing specialty grade coffee in a manner that is both socially and environmentally responsible. The farm is organically certified and the coffee trees are planted in sandy loam clay soil that is extremely fertile. It is almost all shade grown with the coffee growing beneath a natural canopy of other trees which not only enables slow development of the cherry but also creates a vital ecosystem. The only fertiliser used is animal dung and the cherries are gently handpicked by local people from the surrounding villages.
This lot has been naturally processed which sees the ripe red cherry picked and sorted to remove any over or underripe beans. Next, the selected cherries are taken to raised drying beds where they are laid out to gradually reduce in moisture content. The drying takes between 12 and 22 days and involved a lot of manual turning of the cherries to ensure no mould development. Any defective beans are taken out of the lot and once it has reached the ideal level of moisture, the dried cherries are milled and prepared for export. This coffee is a real showstopper displaying the incredible versatility in flavour profiles available when coffee is processed in a manner focused on highlighting the environment it was grown in.
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
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/is ready to collect.
Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG