RASPBERRY, BLACKBERRY, JUICY
The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties, resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.
We roasted this selection slowly, using our Fruity Profile, so the origin flavors of raspberry, blackberry and general juiciness would shine.
Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.
With altitudes ranging from 1,850 to 2,00 meters, the Limu region in Western Ethiopia is well suited for growing fruit-forward coffees. Many of the varietals grown on farms in this region have been around for centuries and are indigenous to the region.
The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.
Lemma Edeto, the owner of Nigusse Lemma, has been growing and producing coffee for almost six decades. Today, his sons look after the day-to-day operations of the farm. In February 2014, The Nigusse family won the African Taste of Harvest Competition, which is run by the African Fine Coffee Association.
The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.
DRY PROCESSED (UNWASHED)
The Nigusse family processes their own coffee, giving them complete control over the coffee prior to exportation. This lot was dry processed. In dry processing, which is also known as unwashed or natural processing, the coffee cherries are dried before the beans are hulled. The sugars from the cherry and inner mucilage ferment into alcohols, which infuse the beans with bolder flavors than wet, or washed processing.
Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.
More than 1,000 different heirloom varietals are grown in Ethiopia. This selection, with its juicy and berry notes, is a perfect example of the flavors typically produced by Ethiopian heirloom varietals that are indigenous to the region.