We are so excited to feature our friends at Methodical Coffee in Greenville, SC as our first guest roaster of 2022! Their coffees consistently blow us away and this one is no exception. They expertly-roasted this natural process Ethiopian coffee to bring out a perfectly balanced cup that's sweet and rich, with a delicate tartness that reminds us of key lime pie.
Bag Size: 12 oz
Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Lime, Raspberry Cordial
- Country: Ethiopia
- Region: Bombe Village, Sidama
- Processing: Natural
- Altitude: 2,230 masl
- Varietal: 74158, 74112
More about what makes this coffee special:
Basha Bekele is a coffee farmer in the Bombe village of Sidama, Ethiopia. Basha is keenly focused on advancing the future of traceable, single-producer Ethiopian coffee.
On his 11 hectare farm, red ripe coffee cherries are harvested by hand-picking, a very labor intensive effort. Around 86 seasonal and daily laborers are employed for selective harvesting, transporting, sorting and drying. Pickers many a time have to return to the same tree multiple times as coffee cherry doesn’t ripen all at the same time.
Once carefully harvested, the cherries are then spread out in thin layers on special raised drying tables. The cherries are turned 6 times per day to ensure even drying and to avoid mold, fermentation or rotting. It could take 15 – 21 days for specific lots to reach optimum moisture content depending on the sun access and temperature. When the drying is complete, the dried cherries are transported to the dry mill. At that point the dried cherry is removed and a phase of pre-cleaning is done by hand before the coffee is loaded into bags for further export preparation at the final dry mill.