Ethiopia Beloya

£12.50

Expect notes of;

BLACKBERRY | PASSION FRUIT | ELDERFLOWER

Origin

Country: Ethiopia
Region: Kochere
Grower: Small shareholders
Altitude: 1,699 - 1,719 masl
Variety: Dega, Kudhume, Wolisho
Process: Washed

About this coffee;

Our Ethiopian coffees have finally arrived in UK, and we're delighted to be able to showcase some of the finest and most complex flavours available in this harvest for your enjoyment!

We have been able to navigate through the many hurdles that sourcing Ethiopian coffees present, including the civil war and the rapidly increasing cost of transportation.

So that we can bring you the freshest seasonal coffees available, we have had to wait a bit longer than expected but the wait will not disappoint.

The Beloya washing station lies in the Kochere District; just north of Chelelektu, and 45km from Dilla, the administrative centre of the Gedeo Zone. The washing station itself has two processing units to ensure a timely washing and drying of the cherry, using water from the local river system. Smallholder farmers in the hills surrounding the washing station will bring their cherry here to be processed, cupped, and sold; the station itself has been around for over twenty years, but has recently been bought and expansion and improvement works are underway. Water pH is measured (7.8) and TDS taken. The 12 fermentation tanks and more than 136 raised beds allow for lot management to ensure traceability. This drive for quality is not limited to the washing station as the Dry mill too has laser colour sorters for detecting defects.

The coffee from here is grown at high altitudes in iron rich soils with a spread of genetic diversity provided by the heirloom varietals. The coffee farmers use traditional pest control methods that have been in use for many years, and so organic production is commonly found.

Red cherry is picked and freshly sorted before pulping. Over-ripe and under-ripe beans are handpicked and separated before processing. Fresh red cherries are supplied to the washing stations. Coffees are pulped and allowed to ferment for 36-48 hours. The fermented coffee is washed with clean running water, soaked in clean water and then dried for 18 days to retain about 11.5% of moisture. Dried parchment coffee is stored in field warehouse until it is transported for further processing to Addis Ababa. The parchment coffee is processed in a dry processing warehouse to remove the husks and the clean beans are packaged in labelled bags (60Kg bags) for export.

Specially sourced for filter coffee to delight your taste buds with Blackberry, Passion Fruit and Elderflower.


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Brew Recipe

Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28 – 32 seconds
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins

Rest Time

Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days from roast date
This coffee may be rested prior to dispatch

Roast Days

We roast and despatch Monday to Friday. All orders placed after 10am on Friday will be roasted and despatched the following Monday.

Packaging

Our new box is sourced from an FSC sustainable source and is fully recyclable. The inner freshness bag is 100% recyclable and carbon neutral.

Pre-Ground Selection

If you are selecting a pre-ground option from the dropdown menu above, your box will be clearly labelled with the grind for the appropriate brew method, to avoid any confusion.