MEDIUM DARK ROAST
Single Farm Micro-lot, Organically-Grown, Fair Trade
Ethiopia is the birthplace of all Arabica coffee and there’s a reason why Ethiopia Yirgacheffe consistently ranks among the best coffee in the world and is widely considered “the king of all coffees”. With its distinctive sweet flavor and exotic aroma, and this single farmer micro-lot is an exceptional example of a full natural process. Not like other coffees -- the bright flavor and light-medium body is truly unique.
Roast Level: Medium/Dark
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Cocoa Nibs, Syrup
Grower: Shibru Kurse
Region: Gotiti community, Gedeo Zone
Elevation: 1900-2200 meters
Process: Full Natural
Artisan roasted by Shawn in Torrey, Utah
About the grower: Shibru Kurse grows coffee on 2 small farms totaling 5 hectares of land in the coveted Gedeo Zone which is located in some of the highest growing elevations for coffee in the world. This narrow section of plateau is dense with farmers whose coffee is known as “Yirgacheffe”. This more remote corner of the Gedeo plateau produces some of the most beautifully explosive and candy-like natural coffees one can find in all of Ethiopia.
5 hectares is considered quite large for this area, where half a hectare is the norm and larger plots like Shibru’s allow for greater personal control. Shibru grew up assisting his family’s coffee harvest, and now with a family and farms of his own, has succeeded in securing an export license, a major feat for a modest size farmer in Ethiopia. His farm typically hires 60 employees, a lot for a property of this size, to cover all harvesting and processing.
There are precious few single-farm coffees available from this part of Ethiopia these days. Not long ago there were practically none at all. Shibru is part of the Single Farmer Lots Program. Single farmers to break off from the larger cooperative blends sold anonymously through the Ethiopian
Commodity Exchange (ECX), and take custody of their precious coffees through a direct sale. At it's conception, The Single Farmer Lots Program represented a very sweet end to a more chaotic chapter in Ethiopia’s coffee history, and was a foundational model for what is happening now -- a new generation of micro-exporters from Ethiopia's famous southern zones, putting more diversity and traceability into the global market than ever before.
Available in 12oz Biotre bag