BLOOD ORANGE. ELDERBERRY. LAVENDER.
We've hallmarked another Ethiopian Insanely Pure Aromatic coffee with our Halcyon I.P.A.
British Summer Time is upon us and now, maybe more than ever, we believe it really is time for calm and a sense of tranquility. We must rally together in spirit.
Kick back, relax and ponder over this blueberry crushing natural coffee hailing from Guji in Ethiopia's highlands. The Guji region has demarcated its own coffee origin status recently after consistently producing exceptional cup profiles that deliver true complexity and profound floral notes.
Espresso extraction delivers an almighty juicy and thick blood orange marmalade hit while filter preparation offers an aromatic sensory explosion of blueberry, elderberry and lavender. This one is special.
1200 smallholder farmers delivering to Arsosala Washing Station
Arsosala Village, Uraga, Guji
The Full Story
Arsosala is a washing station founded in 2015 that currently serves about 1,200 smallholder producers in the Urga woreda of Guji.Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in
which bag or which lot.
According to the washing station manager, most of the coffee delivered to the factory is Bourbon: While Typica and Bourbon are two varieties better-known in Central and South America, the same terms are used colloquially in Ethiopia to describe certain coffee-berry-disease-resistant cultivars. The Ethiopian "Bourbon" and "Typica" varieties are typically genetically removed from the ones found elsewhere around the world.
Coffees are picked ripe and dried on raised beds. It typically takes 8–15 days to dry in the sun and 15–20 days to dry when there are cloudy skies.