Happy new year, lets start with a bang

So happy 2012, I thought instead of letting off fireworks, I’d start the year with a signal of intent, with a huge huge coffee from Ethiopia

A sun-dried yirgacheffee from the Konga coop in the Yirgacheffee area thats a peaberry and is amazing, heres the write up.

Ethiopia has seen a centralisation of all coffee exports through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It is now virtually impossible to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees as lots are anonymised upon arrival at the Exchange. There are very few ways around this but one way is buying through co-operative unions who can sell direct to buyers.

This is a very special cup. Whilst keen not to over play it, to find a great sun dried natural Yirgacheffee is a feat in its self. Add to that we can find some traceability to it, that makes it very exciting. But then add to that its a peaberry too this becomes super unique. In all my years cupping coffee I have never found all of these things together. But add to that the special cup profile well, I think you will love it.

Coming from the Yirgacheffee Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union that represents a total of 43,784 farmers throughout the Yirgacheffe area. It comes from the Konga coop (that belong to Yirgacheffee Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union) in region of Yirgacheffe. Konga has a total coffee growing area of 1622 hectares and is grown at around 1750-3200 metres altitude (not sure how much coffee is grown up that high but thats what they tell me).

In the cup expect something super special. Its like diving in to a pack of Opal fruits (cant get used to calling them starburst) but in particular the strawberry and the ones. Huge mouthfeel, and bucket loads of funk, boozy while remaining very very clean. A special and rare coffee I am pleased to share with you.

Farm: Cooperative based
Varietal: Heriloom Varietals
Processing: Sun Dried Natural process
Altitude: 1750-3200 mtrs
Owner: Cooperative
Region: Yirgacheffe
Exporter: Yirgacheffee Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union

you can buy it here

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  1. This coffee is incredible. Just tried my first espresso with it, and first off I’m almost getting cherry bakewell from it. But it has so much complexity, I know what you mean with the opal fruits. I’m also getting some black cherry and raspberry acidity. Delicious.

  2. Nice so pleased you liked it

  3. Happy new Year! This coffee sounds incredible, can’t wait to try and also looking forward to your posts in 2012!

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