Regular price: $14.75
Ethiopian Heirloom, Natural Process
From the Bedeno area of Eastern Oromia, Harrar
This is a very nice
coffee from a sub-region within the Harrar area and offers a deeper body with notes of juicy blueberry.
Harrar coffees are typically bolder and deeper than many other coffees from Ethiopia, and our Bedeno offering is no exception.
Our Bedeno Ethiopian Harrar provides the bold, full body you would expect from a quality Harrar along with lush, yet subtle, fresh blueberry flavor and a rich spicy aroma.
The finish is winy and pleasant with a slight dryness that is accentuated in the lighter roasts.
The Aroma is outstanding with hints of spice and blueberry.
Our Ethiopian Harrar is a patio dried, Natural Processed coffee with a wonderful complexity and notes of dark fruit.
In summary - A bold and winy (i.e. blueberry) cup with a heavy body and complex flavor.
The Longberry designation refers to the largest of the three bean sizes available
We have been looking for an outstanding Harrar for some time and are very pleased with this offering.
We're sure you will be too!
We prefer to roast our Bedeno Harrar to a City or Full City Roast to highlight the blueberry and complexity.
Darker roasts will temper the acidity and provide an enhanced depth and fullness.
This is a versatile coffee that works well at various roast levels so it will accommodate the profile quality you seek.
As always, we are happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
- City Roast - Will highlight the wildness, spice and offer the most pronounced blueberry attributes. The finish will yield a slightly dryer edge.
- Full City Roast - Provides a great balance between the blueberry notes, the body, and the acidity. A more Full Roundness will appear, darker berry, and softer acidity
- Full City (+) Roast - (a little oil on the bean) Will bring out the deeper body and boldness, but will sacrifice a bit of the acidity. Still nice and juicy here!
- Vienna Roast - (heavy oil on the bean) Notes of dark berry, bitter sweet chocolate, great depth and smoothness
The Harrar region is one of the main growing regions in Ethiopia, and has a reputation for producing distinctive, quality Arabica coffee.
Harrar beans are usually Natural processed coffees, which produces the distinct berry notes for which it is known.
- Processing Method: Natural (Dry)
- Processing Description: Sun Dried on patios
- Screen Size: Longberry - 14 and up (Big Bean)
- Growing Altitude: 5,577 feet or greater
- Plant Varietal's: Heirloom
Regular price: $13.50
Congo - Kivu Katanda - Africa
This is a very unique and exciting coffee. Our Congo Kivu Katanda is a Bourbon
and, while not as bright as some East Africans, it is definitely one not to
miss! This is the kind of great coffee we have not seen out of Congo in a
A Heavy syrupy body, with complex overtones and hints of oak and spice. A
wonderfully complex aroma with a soft start and finish, very easy in the cup.
There is a big “mouthfeel” with this Congo.
When roasted Darker to a Vienna, a French Press will really bring out the
full boldness and syrupy body
Our Medium Full City (+) Roast will highlight the complexities and bring out
the brighter qualities.
Kivu is the general name for East Congo covering a very broad geographical
area. It borders on Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Lake Tanganyika on the east.
Regular price: $13.25
Wet Processed and Sun Dried
A distinctive indulgence!
Very nice complexity in the cup, with a finish that lingers on the palette.
Our Tanzanian Peaberry – Ruvuma offers a mild to medium body with a vibrant and zesty mouth-feel ending with a soft, black tea finish.
When roasted to a City Roast, the cup will yield notes of lemon, peach, and subtle sweetness.
Roast Level / Profile Notes:
We prefer to roast our Tanzanian Peaberry – Ruvuma to a City Roast
as it brings out the fruit tones and complexity which really impressed us.
However, a Full City Roast
is equally stunning as this will bring out the depth and black tea notes and a kind of "Kenya like" quality
We are always happy to accommodate any roast level you prefer.
The notes below illustrate how changing the roast will change the profile:
- City Roast (light roast) - This roast level will highlight the fruit and zestiness. Perfect to experience the mildness and complexities.
This is our Preferred Roast Level.
- Full City Roast (medium roast) - Will provide the deeper body and fruit bringing it closer to qualities of a Kenyan.
- Full City (+) Roast (medium dark roast) - The gloss of "oil" will temper the acidity and fruit, deepening the body and richness.
- Darker Roasts - Will likely over power the fruit, but could be very nice as an Espresso or for a French Press.
What is a Peaberry?:
Most coffee cherries contain 2 beans that are flat on one side and rounded on the other.
When a coffee cherry only yields one bean that is completely rounded and oval in shape, this is known as a Peaberry.
Typically, but not always, a Peaberry will be a bit more complex in flavor and attributes
Nyamtimbo-Songea Ruvuma is a region in southwestern Tanzania, named after the Ruvuma River which flows along the southern border with Mozambique.
For some time, Ruvuma has produced high quality coffee, but the combined inaccessibility of the region, poor infrastructure, and uncertain political situation have prevented this coffee from consistently reaching the international market.
These unfortunate circumstances seem to be changing to some extent, and the farmers in the area as well as the coffee consumers are both benefiting.
New and refurbished pulperies have been able to pay the farmer the same price he would receive if he had processed the coffee at home. In return they have been able to take better care in tending and harvesting the coffee.
Location: Nyamtimbo-Songea Ruvuma, South Tanzania
Altitude: 3,900 - 5,900 Feet
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon
Process: Wet process
Drying: Sun and mechanically dried on patios