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.
Because this is a natural (dry) process coffee, we are roasting it lightly -- just a few degrees past the 1st cracks. Natural Ethiopia beans as a rule are tricky to roast and get just right, but this one is more forgiving than most. 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 hints of blackberry and lemon, and it is certainly sweet and floral, creamy, chocolatey, only a little acidic. Not the sort of Ethiopia that knocks you over with fruit, but very pleasant, easy to drink, great hot or iced. A really nice summertime coffee.
US Arrival July 2020
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