I know I say all my coffees are special, but the organically farmed Ethiopian Harrar may be the most unique. Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of coffee. The story claims that coffee beans were discovered when the shepherd Kaldi, noticed his sheep seamed jittery and had trouble sleeping after eating berries off of a certain tree. It didn't take long after that for the incredible aroma and flavor of the coffee bean to be discovered and enjoyed around the world. The Harrar coffee beans are some of the oldest coffee beans still in production, and the Harrar is considered to be one of the best coffees in the world. The reputation is well deserved as the natural processing method delivers a spicy, full body with an almost wine-like texture and taste. There are approximately 400 small farmers that deliver their coffee cherries to the Kubsitu cooperative where the cherry is meticulously sorted and then placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and carefully dried for 18-21 days. Normally the coffee cherry is removed from the bean prior to drying, but in this natural process, the coffee bean is dried with the cherry still on and then later sent to a hulling machine to remove the dried cherry. Because the beans are dried with the cherry intact, some of the sweetness and flavor of the cherry is absorbed by the coffee bean during drying, thus giving this coffee it's almost wine-like consistency with distinctive fruity and honey flavors.
Altitude: 5800 ft
Process: Full natural and dried on raised beds
Tasting Notes: Berry, Honey, Chocolate
All of our coffee beans score above 85, most of them scoring around 95 pts, making them Specialty grade coffee beans and among the top 5-7% of coffee beans in the world.
For maximum freshness we recommend buying whole beans and grinding right before brewing, but we are happy to grind them for you.
Freshness is key to great tasting coffee and that is why we never roast our coffee beans until after you place your order. Your order will typically be roasted 1-3 days after placing your order and will be shipped the very same day!