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Roast level: Medium/Light
Tasting notes: We love this coffee because of its bright berry fruit flavors. We taste vibrant raspberry, juicy-syrupy strawberries and bluberries. We have roasted it to preserve it's original flavor profile with minimal "roastiness."
Producer notes: This particular lot comes from the Chelelektu Mill in the famous region of Yirgacheffe. Chelelektu's vibrant flavors come from how the coffee cherries are handled after picking, as they are allowed to dry inside the fruit (like raisins) without the use of water to remove the mucilage surrounding the seed. This is the second time that we have purchased a natural processed coffee from the Chelelektu Mill. We selected this coffee for its clean, clear flavor profile which is most likely the result of farmers who contribute to the Chelelektu Mill and their careful processing in both harvest and drying of cherries.
Varietals: Indigenous Heirloom Cultivars.
Processing method: Naturally processed
Wine analogy: California Pinot Noir. Young Loire Red
Pair With: fruit danish
A cup of coffee is practically a religious experience for us. We revere it, we crave it and we anticipate brewing and drinking it every day. Every coffee has a story, a history of soil, people and culture that make each one special. And it’s that combination that keeps us curious to learn about and eager to experience the next cup.
Even here in Northern California’s wine country, we believe that coffee has no culinary peer. Over 400 flavor compounds make up the unique aroma and taste that we experience when we smell and drink it. It’s that moment of astonishment at the cupping table when we crack the crust of a coffee with the right combination of those 400 compounds that drives us to find the best and highest quality lots available anywhere.
At Black Oak Coffee Roasters, we seek to express the true origin character of our coffees. Origin character is what tells the coffee’s story most vividly. We look for ripe, voluptuous sweetness and body to carry the coffee’s personality over the palate. And we want our coffee to linger in your head after you’ve tasted it, like a passage from your favorite novel.