Ethiopia - Chelbesa
The best fresh crop washed-process Ethiopian coffee we’ve tasted this year
Notes of White Peach, Grape and Night Jasmine
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This is the quintessential top quality washed Ethiopian coffee: sweet, bright, fruity, floral, and complex. The coffee opens with bright notes of white grape, which transforms into peach and apricot as the bright acidic notes mingle with sweet caramel notes. The coffee finishes with sweet notes of caramel and abundant floral notes including honeysuckle and night jasmine.
About The Producer
This coffee comes from smallholder farmers in Yirgacheffe. More specifically, farmers near the Chelbessa Washing Station. The washing station is family owned and operated and is producing some phenomenal lots of coffee.
This particular lot of coffee was fully washed before being wet-fermented for 30 hours. The resulting coffee was dried on raised beds.
How To Brew This Washed Process Single Origin Coffee
We recommend using around a 1:14 brew ratio for this coffee. To highlight the fruit notes, it is best to use much cooler than usual water- between 185 and 195°F for no longer than three and a half minutes.
Varieties: Heirloom Varieties
Processing Method: Fermented 24-36 Hours, Fully Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
Producer: Smallholder farmers near the Chelbesa Washing Station