Bombe # 1
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Bombe, Ethiopia
Producers: Bombe Smallholders
This delicious natural-processed coffee was grown by small-holder farmers in and around the town of Bombe in Sidama, Ethiopia. Most farmers in the town don't grow enough coffee on their own to export, so they bring their cherry to a communal processing station that buys it, sorts it, and produces different lots of coffee that represent the area. In this case, the Ayla washing station processed this lot by drying the coffee cherries whole instead of removing the skin and fruit of the cherry. Natural processing can be tricky to manage, but when done properly, the results are outstanding.
This lot was definitely processed properly, as the wild flavors confirm! We're tasting bright spikes of passionfruit alongside a sweet berry note. We're also getting some subtle vanilla tones and a dense, creamy body that makes this brew a particularly enjoyable multi-sensory experience. (We know all coffee is a multi-sensory experience - but this one feels extra special). Give it a brew or two and let us know what you think by leaving a review on for the club!
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5.0 out of 5
Loved this. It was fantastic. Tried to get another bag and was disappointed it was off the list already!
4.0 out of 5
Delicious, dark and dense, with a clear hit of fruit and that perfume-like pungency that Ethiopian coffees bring.
4.5 out of 5
Natural for people who don't like naturals?
I am a big fan of naturally processed coffees but this one is unusual in a normal sort of way. It's a much more balanced sort of coffee. It still has some interesting bright fruit flavors more typical of naturals but with a smooth backbone sort of under-structures the coffee with a really nice full flavor. A really nice coffee.
On 12/16/21 Kyle said
This coffee was a blast to roast, it was very fragrant---like a tropical fruit bomb! Nice to meet another fan of natural processed coffees;)