Dimtu Haro #1
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Guji, Ethiopia
Producers: Robe Gelgelo
Dimtu Haro #1 is another excellent lot of natural processed coffee from Robe Gelgelo's Notissa farm. Unlike other farms that try multiple processing methods, Notissa only grows coffee for naturals and has specially trained its pickers to select and grade beans for natural processing. Cherries are spread out to dry on raised beds for up to 20 days to achieve the proper moisture content. Each lot is sorted after the initial drying phase to remove any cherries that are showing defects, and then the cherries are turned and moved to different beds on a rigorous schedule to facilitate even drying throughout the rest of the process. It's laborious work, but the end product speaks for itself: natural coffees with big flavor and incredible consistency.
Dimtu Haro #1 presents some really stand-out fruit notes that we don't often see in naturals outside of Ethiopia: a well-rounded apple taste is sweet and tart, amplified by the presence of that berry-like sweetness Ethiopian coffee fans crave. Dimtu Haro #1 also has a smooth, mellow pear note that surprised us in a natural, but works really well to even out the flavor profile and prevent this cup from getting too wild. These Ethiopian Heirloom beans make a great 'daily driver' coffee that you can brew again and again without tiring. You might just want to order a second bag... but don't just take our word for it. Brew away!