Citrus, Honey, Black Tea
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Sidama, Ethiopia
Producers: SCFC Union
Hunkute is a fantastic coffee from Ethiopia, and one of the first lots that Nordic Approach ever exported. Named for the washing station where it's processed, Hunkute has become a "headliner" in NA's Ethiopian line-up, and we're really excited to show you why! The cherry for this lot is a mix of various cultivars grown by members of the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in the area, brought together at the station to be pulped, graded, and washed. After several rounds of grading and soaking, the densest beans are spread out on raised beds and dried for 12-15 days. Then it's on to milling and export from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capitol.
This lot has all the flavors we've come to know and love from a washed Ethiopian coffee: bright citrus notes of lemon and orange, a smooth honey sweetness, and that distinctive black-tea note giving a bit of bite and floral quality to the cup. It's hard to imagine a more emblematic lot for this part of the world, and we're very happy to have this coffee leading off our slate of Ethiopians this year. Drink up!