Notissa

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<b>Variety: </b> Ethiopian Heirloom
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<b> Processing: </b> Natural
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<b> Origin: </b>  Dimtu, Ethiopia
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<b> Producers:</b> Robe Gelgelo
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<b> Altitude: </b> 1900-2055m
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<p>This charming lot of natural processed coffee was grown by Robe Gelgelo on his farm, Notissa. Robe grows Ethiopian Heirloom coffee, which is a varietal derived from years of cultivating what was originally wild coffee plants in the Ethiopian highlands. Robe delivers his cherries to a mill in Dimtu owned by Gizaw Alemayu and his wife Frehiwot Mekonnen. Gizaw oversees quality, ensuring that the cherries his mill takes in are defect free and perfectly ripe. Since cherries are dried intact in the natural process, any differences in ripeness and quality will cause uneven drying and affect the clarity of flavors in the resulting coffee, so a lot of care is taken to inspect lots of coffee as they arrive. After processing, Frehiwot handles the sales and export side of the business, so make sure that producers like Robe receive the best price for their excellent coffees. </p>
<p>Notissa is a natural coffee, and you can tell straight away by its distinctive flavor. We love how juicy notes of cherry and some strawberry sweetness float in and out of that characteristic funk that naturals are known for, keeping this cup balanced and surprisingly sweet. We found this brew exceptionally refreshing and a great example of how versatile Ethiopian coffees can be, making great washed and natural processed coffees alike. Let us know what you think, and be sure to rate your brews so that we can send you more coffees you'll love. </p>

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Strawberry, Funk

Variety: Ethiopian Heirloom

Processing: Natural

Origin: Dimtu, Ethiopia

Producers: Robe Gelgelo

Altitude: 1900-2055m

This charming lot of natural processed coffee was grown by Robe Gelgelo on his farm, Notissa. Robe grows Ethiopian Heirloom coffee, which is a varietal derived from years of cultivating what was originally wild coffee plants in the Ethiopian highlands. Robe delivers his cherries to a mill in Dimtu owned by Gizaw Alemayu and his wife Frehiwot Mekonnen. Gizaw oversees quality, ensuring that the cherries his mill takes in are defect free and perfectly ripe. Since cherries are dried intact in the natural process, any differences in ripeness and quality will cause uneven drying and affect the clarity of flavors in the resulting coffee, so a lot of care is taken to inspect lots of coffee as they arrive. After processing, Frehiwot handles the sales and export side of the business, so make sure that producers like Robe receive the best price for their excellent coffees.

Notissa is a natural coffee, and you can tell straight away by its distinctive flavor. We love how juicy notes of cherry and some strawberry sweetness float in and out of that characteristic funk that naturals are known for, keeping this cup balanced and surprisingly sweet. We found this brew exceptionally refreshing and a great example of how versatile Ethiopian coffees can be, making great washed and natural processed coffees alike. Let us know what you think, and be sure to rate your brews so that we can send you more coffees you'll love.

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Matthew Titus

Santa Rosa Beach

Member Since
December '15
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Memorable Funk

This coffee is a great balance of sweet and fruit with a body resembling the complexities of a Kenya bean. Not so complex that you don't recognize the cup by the end. Instead it's a lightened experience that makes you refill your cup till its gone!

11/13/18

Tim Browning

Pocatello

Member Since
February '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Another Fun Natural

This is a good coffee. I like "funk" being a tasting note. Naturals are a cool break from the other processing methods because they are so distinctive.

11/14/18

On 11/15/18 BJ says

Sometimes, you just gotta feel the funk! Glad you liked it, Naturals are always an adventure. :)

Chris Loocke

Nolensville

Member Since
February '17
6stars a4a0e8b53d318f1f0b1943d53a0b95109dbd5f60e4cf474e2c52c9a78a743e2a

Drinkable, but the “funk” part in description was accurate

I think this one missed the mark for me personally, but was still drinkable. I don’t mind the fruity notes, but there was definitely a flavor in the mix that didn’t work with us. I tried pour over, aero press, and my espresso machine. I generally love Ethiopian coffee, as well as many South American coffees. So, I can appreciate the differences in flavors, this just didn’t do it for me. Thanks!

11/16/18

Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Unique

Nice mix of flavors. Berry note is strong with earth and some wineish vibe. Got a hint of anise as well. French press really brings out its richness and complexity. Very enjoyable!

11/17/18