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Bokasso, a very popular Ethiopian single origin espresso, had a wonderful run. Many enjoyed this espresso which worked beautifully both black or with milk. For those who misses this espresso, do not fret. We present to you another new coffee from Ethiopia - Hunkute.
Similar to Bokasso, Hunkute is a cooperative located in one of the higher locations in Sidamo in the south of Ethiopia, consisting of around 1700 smallholder farm members. The producers of this cooperative grow coffee together with other crops such as maize and papaya. Harvested cherries are brought to the local washing station where their pickings are hand sorted to remove overripes and unripes. The high altitudes and low temperatures where these coffees are grown results in a very intense and bright coffee.
The coffee is organically grown by default (but not certified), as the farmers do not use chemicals or artificial fertilizer due to little problems with coffee pests and diseases. Coming from the same region in Sidama, Hunkute has some slight resemblance to Bokasso in its taste profile, but there is an added layer of complexity which gives it more “adventurous” feel.
The cup profile is citric with aromatic jasmine notes. Delicate apricots and peaches with underlying floral tones. Slim mouthfeel with bergamot finish. This is a sweet yet complex espresso. Available immediately from our retail rack.
- Cooperative: Hunkute
- Zone: Dale, Sidama
- Woreda/Local municipality: Wonsho
- Altitude: 1900-2000 masl
- Varietals: Local heirloom varietals, Sidama type
- Processing: Pulped, soaked in water and dried on raised beds