Tasting Notes: Lemon, Floral, Grapefruit
Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom
Origin: Dimtu, Ethiopia
Producers: Dimtu Small-holders
Coffee production is very common in Ethiopia, and in the areas known specifically for coffee almost every family is growing at least a few coffee trees. Most small-holders in the West Arsi zone have under 5 acres and grow their coffee using traditional organic methods. Alone they wouldn't produce enough coffee to export, but many small-holders bring together their crops at the Mokonisa Bulga washing station in Dimtu, where they sort and process their beans. Mokonisa Bulga is an Oromifa phrase that means "the strongest people," and reflects the washing station's commitment to helping the local community build and share successful specialty coffee practices.
Mokonisa Bulga #1 is the archetypical specialty coffee: bright, strong acidity and vibrant aroma. Bold notes of grapefruit and lemon make this an especially tasty cup with plenty of citrus acidity and sharpness, while a distinctly floral characteristic gives this coffee a dazzling, almost ginger-like smell that will definitely bring people in from the other room to see what you're brewing. (We warn you though, this coffee is so good you might not want to share.) We sourced these beans through our friends at Nordic Approach, and we continue to be impressed with the pristine quality of each lot that they bring over. They're true experts at locating top-notch coffee producers in Ethiopia, and we couldn't be more excited to share this exquisite coffee with the club!