Konga is one of the famous and highly regarded mills in Yirgacheffe, and this coffee offering comes from small farmers organized around the mill. This is a Grade 1 Natural Ethiopia, which is impeccably sorted. There are a blend of varietals in this lot, and approximately 600 farmers contributed to this under Fair Trade and Organic certifications.
We are roasting it lightly -- just a few degrees past the 1st cracks. It can follow the same roasting curve as a natural Ethiopia, but it needs more heat than a Natural coffee and is generally more forgiving to roast. We've tried a few different roasting curves and not found much difference in the end result. This should make it particularly attractive to home roasters.
While it's not particularly fruity, it does have peach and lemon, and it has a nice acidity to it. My favorite washed Ethiopia of the year so far.
US Arrival July 2020