||Ethiopia Konga Peaberry Natural 2012
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 itself. 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 Co-operative Union that represents a total of 43,784 farmers throughout the Yirgacheffe area. It comes from the Konga co-op (that belongs to Yirgacheffee Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union) in the 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. It's like diving in to a pack of Opal Fruits (I can't get used to calling them Starburst) but in particular the strawberry and the blackcurrant ones. Huge mouthfeel, and bucket loads of funk, boozy while remaining very very clean. A special and rare coffee that I am pleased to share with you.
Farm: Co-operative based
Varietal: Heriloom Varietals
Processing: Sun Dried Natural process
Altitude: 1750-3200 mtrs
Exporter: Yirgacheffee Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Chewy sweets, strawberry, blackcurrant, funky, boozy, clean.
Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes
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