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!