The first Ethiopian coffee from this season to be rolled out is definitely one of our favourites. We have been buying this coffee from the Agaro region of Western Ethiopia over the past 3 years and we really enjoyed how tasty this coffee is even though the flavours are slightly different each year.
For those who need some background information of this cooperative, you can read about it from our blog post last year. We only managed to secure a bag of Biftu Gudina last year and it ran out too quickly. So this year, we decided to purchase more of this gem, so more customers can enjoy this beautiful coffee.
The fragrance of this coffee reminds us of zesty citrus fruits. In the cup, look out for fresh lime acidity coupled with a lovely floral finish. As the cup cools, the earl grey notes really complements its tea-like texture. Honey sweetness rounds up this super delicious cup.
Cooperative: Biftu Gudina
Producers: About 130 smallholders
Municipality: Agaro - Goma Woreda
Varietal: Improved native varietal called 1274 and Ethiopian Heirloom
Altitude: 2000 masl
Processing: Cherries are hand-sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. A Penagos Eco Pulper removes the skin, pulp and mucilage. The coffee is then soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for about 8 hours. Skin-dried and sorted under shade for about 6 hours after soaking. Sun dried about 10 days on African drying beds on hessian cloths. Coffees are covered in plastic or shade nets during midday and at night.
This coffee is available on our retail racks or webshop. Note that we will be heading to Colombia on 29 Aug (Mon), so the shop will be closed from 29 Aug till 8 Sept. We will re-open on 9 Sept (Fri). The webshop reopens on 7 Sept 2016.