Ethiopia Harrar Hambela Washed
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The Hambela Estate is a privately owned farm on the border of the Harrar region in Ethiopia. We have purchased both their washed and natural processed coffees and the harvest arrived in the US at the end of May 2015.
The Hambela Estate enriches the community by creating jobs, sponsoring schools, sponsoring medical programs, and educating and helping other local farmers. They have been growing coffee since the 1940's and have won several awards and recognitions along the way.
The washed processed coffee is Grade 1 and the beans are smallish but all about the same size. They are essentially defect free. We went through a random half pound and found only one broken bean, no discoloration, no bug marks, and no debris.
We are roasting this coffee fairly light. Being a washed processed coffee, they need a little more heat and a little longer of a roast than the dry process. The beans look darker than they really are. We are taking it maybe 30 seconds past the end of the 1st cracks and enjoying the immense sweetness and raspberry taste. The body is thin, black-tea like. Very little citrus, aside from a lime-like acidity and some sweet orange, but rather, it tastes more of berries and stone fruit. While raspberries are the main flavor, we also found peach and rose petals and apricot with a chocolate aroma.
This is an expensive Ethiopian, and this is due to it being a well known estate, as well as being in the Harrar region, as well as being Grade 1 coffee. Because of the thin body, we do not recommend drip-pot brewing, although if you use more-than-normal amount of grounds, you can have success. However, in a French Press you get more body, and the coffee really shines with sweetness and berries.
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