Locality- Banti Nenga
Producer- Aklilu & Biniam Aklilu Kassa
Farm- Private Producers from Banti Nenga
Variety- Guji, Typica and Landrace Varieties
Process- Washed & Sun-Dried on Raised Beds
$16.95 - 12 oz. bag
A delicate, savory and sophisticated iteration of the natural process. Creamy, with flavors of dried blueberry, banana, ripe blackberry, baking spices, lavender, juniper and Dutch cocoa.
This release of The Natural features a very special coffee from in and around the high elevation Banti Nenga Village in Oromia, Ethiopia. The Kassa family has been instrumental in developing the milling and processing facilities in this area for four generations. In 1995 they established the first privately owned coffee washing station in Guji, the larger zone surrounding Banti Nenga. Currently, father and son Aklilu and Biniam Aklilu Kassa operate the Dimtu Mill through which this 2021 Good Food Award Winner is prepared. Working together with local independent farmers, the Kassa family has produced yet another stellar, natural process micro-lot.
The Natural pulls out all the stops; it is wonderful and focused when served black as either drip or press, it is like an incredible dessert when combined with condiments and it is deeply saturated when prepared through the espresso machine.
“The Natural” refers to the manner in which this coffee is processed. The coffee cherry is dried in the sun on elevated tables. Once dried, the seeds are extracted from the dried fruit and hull. Careful hand sorting throughout the process keeps the cup clean. The beauty of this method is that when properly executed it develops surprising and in this case sublime, fruity qualities.
This coffee is part of our Origin Certified(TM) Program. The Banti Nenga has been certified at origin by CERES and the USDA as having been produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers.
After repose, this coffee is sealed in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Ethiopia and then sent 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©.