KISS ME QUICK // Ethiopia Filter
Reminds us of: Creamy Vanilla and Cherry Cola
Nothing gets a coffee professional more excited than an Ethiopian coffee, and this one doesn't disappoint. It hits like a small candy or light vanilla cherry cola. Right away we knew we wanted to bring in this coffee. It was like a little crush. We may have whispered quietly..... Kiss Me Quick.
We brought this coffee in from Getachew, a very experienced producer who is known for his skill in managing high quality, efficient production levels. Around 600 smallholder farmers delivery ripe cherries to this washing station, many of which are from small family plots that include recently planted trees of improved varietals as well as traditional old varieties. Once cherries have been delivered to the washing station, the laborious hand selection of ripe cherries begin. Next, cherries are dried on thin layers of raised beds to ensure consistent fermentation levels. This process requires intense labour and immaculate attention to detail to ensure the flavours are well maintained and stable. The rich soil around this area combined with the processing method contribute to a refined final cup that is focused, sweet and complex.
Origin / Ethiopia
Importer / Apex Coffee Imports
Region / Yirgacheffe, Aricha
Varietal / Kurume
Elevation / 1800masl
Process / Natural