Locality- Kossa Geshe
Producer- Abdulwahid Sherif
Varietal- Native Heirloom varieties
Process- Natural, sun dried on raised beds, finish dried on patio
$19.45 - 12 oz. bag
Intense candied fruit flavors of strawberry, papaya and passionfruit, with fleshy body and deep, clean undertones of bourbon, oak and fir. Classic Ethiopian natural character.
Abdulwahid Sherif takes a scientific approach to the decisions he makes about how he natural processes his coffee. Ethiopia has a long history of drying coffee solely on raised beds, in fact, this process has become a matter of cultural pride through their innovation. Over a period of several years, he has prepared and compared discrete control groups from various drying methods including raised beds, patios and tarpaulins. By employing a portable moisture meter and extensive cup evaluation for each control group, Abdhulwahid has found that a combination of initial raised bed drying followed by a final patio drying stage produces the best coffee. His total dry time ranges from ten to thirteen days.
Our particular selection from this year’s harvest is his Lot 1. This lot won our favor for its classic natural profile with a superbly clean finish.
This coffee has been shade grown in a native coffee forest and has been cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Ethiopia and then send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .