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Floral - Peaches - Milk Chocolate
The Ethiopia Aricha is sourced from the Kerbal Aricha Mill, located in the Gedeo zone of Ethiopia. As most coffee in Ethiopia is grown on very small coffee farms, Surafel Birhanu, the mill owner, collaborates with 650 to 700 farmers from the surrounding area.Ripe coffee cherries are picked and promptly delivered to the Kerbal Aricha Mill. The cherries are then hand-sorted, moved to raised drying beds, and rotated every 2 to 3 hours to prevent mold and over-fermentation as the cherries dry. Depending on the weather, the beans can take between 4 and 6 weeks to fully dry and become export-ready.
The coffee is then sold through the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX), which then categorizes coffee by process, region, flavor and grade. The Aricha is a Grade 1, Natural-Process coffee from the Gedeo zone. At a Grade 1, the Aricha has been given the highest grade possible within the ECX. Coffea has successfully offered coffees from the Gedeo zone in the past and we are excited to have another on hand.
This is one of the more unique natural processed coffees I’ve tasted recently. Sparkly, clean, and floral, the Aricha has tasting notes that more closely resemble a washed Ethiopia while retaining the fruitiness, jammy body, and deep chocolate finish of a natural process. In the Aricha, we get the best of both worlds, which is a rare and exciting coffee experience.
Region: Kochere, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1,850 - 2,000 masl
Cherries - Creamy - Fudge
About this coffee
This is another mind blowing coffee. First of all, I love the pacamara cultivar. It’s a hybrid of two other coffee cultivar; Pacas and the Maragogype. A well done pacamara has floral, citrus, notes, creamy, sweet body, and an extremely pleasant aftertaste. So, take this already amazing coffee varetal and add a honey processing method to it and you have a combination bound for success.
Abel and his brother Fredy were helped by Graciano Cruz, a coffee producer focused on helping farmers in El Salvador and Panama produce quality coffee that is able to fetch a high price on the market. They began working with Abel and Fredy four years ago and it’s safe to say the coffee has gotten better year after year.
This is an exciting coffee that we were only able to obtain six bags of. It won’t be around long so be sure to grab some before it’s too late.
Region: La Palma, Chalatenago, El Salvador
Process: Honey Processed
Elevation: 1,650 masl Learn More
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