Roaster's Choice of November 2017, available and ship on 31 October 2017 !
Ethiopia Diima Lot 3 Gigessa Heirloom Natural
Light Roast, Aroma Boost
Altitude: 1,900 masl
This coffee is from a wet mill in Gigessa a part of Guji that is privately owned by Faysel Abdosh. A mix of local variety’s. Such as native coffee of forest origin transferred to family smallholder plots. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopia Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains.
Producing great natural coffees is challenging and it requires at least as much attention to details as producing good washed coffees. This producer is targeting the highest quality grades there is, Grade 1. They have site collectors in the local villages carefully selecting the ripe cherries with better qualities, as well as the near by farmers delivers cherries to the mill. The cherries are the hand sorted for un-ripe and over ripe cherries to get a sweeter and cleaner product. The Natural coffee is normally processed at the later part of the harvest and that’s when the harvest is peaking at the higher altitudes.