"I wanted to develop a coffee that can be easily consumed in the afternoon. A coffee that reminded me of a tea break, something on the lighter and brighter side with a calming effect. Hence, I started to look for floral and fruity notes. The idea was to create a sort of Japanese tea ceremony at home with coffee. The floral and fruity aspect of this coffee along with a sweet finish was the perfect fit."
This coffee is a top grade (Grade 1) washed coffee from Ethiopia. This coffee displays the best and cleanest Ethiopian coffee profile. It requires 30% more labor and effort to sort and select the best coffees at the washing station.
About the farm
Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014 and serves 750 smallholder producers, who deliver their coffee in a cherry form.
For this special-preparation washed lot, the coffee undergoes a fermentation time of 48–72 hours. It is washed clean, then soaked for 8–16 hours, then washed one more time before being dried on raised beds for 9–12 days.
ETHIOPIA - HALO BERITI - GRADE 1 SPECIAL WASHED
PRODUCER - 750 smallholder farmers
COUNTRY - Ethiopia
REGIONS - Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
CULTIVAR - Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
PROCESS - Washed
ELEVATION - 2100 - 2300 masl
HARVEST - January 2020
TASTING NOTES - Jasmine tea, lemon, mandarin, apricot, blueberry, honey