Here is our latest “Coffee of the week”. It has been a little while since we have had a fresh, new crop Ethiopian natural coffee through the doors of the roastery.
It turns out that we have had to adapt and we are now buying small amounts of coffee to stimulate coffee life within our own business as much as to appear alive from outside, oh and this is delicious.
In the cup, this is “Totally tropical”, he says, without trying to breach any copyright infringements.
Washing Station Owner: Mr Tateke Alemayhu & Primrose S.P. PLC
Varietal: Local Landraces & JARC74 selections.
Altitude: 2200-2300 Meters above sea level
Town: Guji, Uraga Gomorow Kebele
Region: Southern Nations, Oromia, Guji.
Average smallholding: Under 1 Hectare
Cup Potential: Aromatics: Tropical Fruity Body: Etheral/ Light. Acidity: Sweet and citric
This is a super sweet blend of soft citrus, ripe “purple” fruit sugars, and pineapple, that is so easy to drink.
Filter Recipe: 55-70g per litre
Primrose PLC works closely with the smallholder farms that deliver cherry to the mill. The coffee here is mostly organic, due to the lack of funds to spray. Soon the wet mill and many of its farmers will be UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified. This is a huge and positive move.
Like many of our coffee partners, climate change is affecting harvests, due to extreme weather patterns, although you just wouldn’t notice it in the cup here. Another real positive to be buying natural process coffees is also the fact that there is much less water used in processing.