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SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Banko Gotiti // 2 lbs

$36.00

SUMP COFFEE

Ethiopia Banko Gotiti // 2 lbs

$36.00

The coffee this week comes from a number of small farms near the village of Banko Gotiti, in the Gedeb Zone, or until more recently -simply referred to as Yirgacheffe. The particular co-op that this lot comes from has about 300 members, all growing heirloom varieties (which means, Ethiopia being the birthplace of coffee, the only place in the world the coffee shrub is indigenous, the mill and importers do not know the varieties, but they are not a mono-crop sold to growers by big agribusiness, instead they are the fruit of the earth, growing and mutating naturally, some wild, some by intention). Most farmers have very small farms/plots, maybe an acre or two, so the size of a really big suburban yard. Last year, at the end of harvest, my partner and I visited the dry mill, in Addis Ababa, where this coffee finishes drying and is sorted before being shipped out in cargo containers. The mill owner was a wonderful host to us who took us to a restaurant (tourist leaning) with live music and performers representing many of the 80 plus ethinic and cultural groups that make up Ethiopia’s diverse population. It was a wonderful night. Please enjoy this coffee. For this washed processed coffee look for notes of BLACK TEA, KIWI, and LIME ZEST. It has an enjoyable acidity throughout the palate, with a light, soft body and a mildly sweet finish.