Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Plum, Orange
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Boji, Ethiopia
Producers: Kochere Small-holders
This exquisite Ethiopian Heirloom coffee was grown in the Kochere region by small-holders in the community and brought together for processing at the Boji wet mill. This particular lot is shade dried, which involves erecting a large tent over the drying tables where the coffee beans are spread out after processing. Drying without direct exposure to the sun allows the coffee to reach a more consistent moisture content but requires investing in an expensive tent system and waiting up to 30 days for the coffee to fully dry. Mill owner Israel Degfa believes that all the extra effort brings the best flavors to the forefront, and reserves shade-drying for the highest-quality lots that arrive at the Boji washing station.
Boji Magarrisa is a delightful coffee with really delicate flavors, thanks at least in part to the shade drying process. A beautiful jasmine note leads the way with a subdued sweetness and out-of-this-world aroma. A juicy plum note adds some tartness and substance to the body of the cup, while a hint of orange sneaks in on the tail-end of the flavor profile to contribute acidity. Magarrisa is a very composed cup of coffee that will reward careful brewing and attention to detail. A ton of effort went into growing and processing these beans, taking some extra time to dial in your brew will really pay off with incredible flavors. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know what brewing method works best for you. We'd love to give it a try!