Ethiopia Jimma BIFTU GUDINA

  • Typical black tea notes
  • Very floral (lavendel & violet)
  • Gingerbread, honey and spices

Region: Jimma, Western Province

Processing: Washed

Lot: Microlot #10

Owner: 150 smallholders

Altitude: 1900-2000 masl

Importer: Falcon Coffees

 

Complex flavours, Black Tea, Honey and Spices.

Rob Says: During our evaluations of Ethiopian coffees this year we had a very tough time finding classy washed coffees. Out of dozens of samples, lot #10 of this years Biftu Gudina was almost the only one cupping high….

It has been a couple years ago since we roasted some off this famous championship winning coffee, and proud doing so.

This lot is processed using the washed method. At the washing station, cherries are sorted by hand for unripe and over-ripe fruit prior to entering the hopper that feeds the Penagos eco-pulper. Afterwards the beans are soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours. Waste water treatment relies on a natural form of filtration through a vetiver grass plot before it goes into the pits and finally the ground. The beans are then sun dried for 10 to 14 days on raised African drying beds and carefully hand sorted again.