Dry Fragrance: Black tea, lemon, grape, and peach.
Tastes like: Clean juicy body with a sweet tea and caramel finish.
The 2017 crop Beloya Gr 1 (washed) we have marketed for most of 2018 comes from multiple producers in the Gedeo Zone of Ethiopia. Now that we have fresh crops arriving (Oct 18) the new Beloya GR 1 is actually a single estate lot which is exciting. This single farmer lot has been selected based on a specific flavour profile. The farmers coffee was separated at the washing station this year, and processed separately as they frequently produce high scoring lots. Dereje Ayalew’s farm size is only 0.2 hectares, and coffee is their main source of income.
At the Kochere Beloya washing station, only fresh red cherries are supplied to the washing station. Red cherry is freshly hand sorted before pulping. Over-ripe and under-ripe beans are separated before processing. Coffees are pulped and allowed to ferment naturally for 28 hours. Dried parchment coffee is stored in a local warehouse until it is transported for further processing to Addis Ababa.
So this year’s Beloya GR1 is a fully traceable single producer lot coming from the Kochere Beloya washing station.
As mentioned above, the farmers that produce this coffee typically cultivate 0.25 to 1.5 hectares of coffee trees in a garden production system. Garden coffee is a coffee grown under shade in the vicinity of the farmer’s home and it is inter-planted with false banana and other nitrogen crops. Traditional Ethiopian coffee cultivation practices are still dominant among Yirgacheffe farmers. Coffee trees are managed by hand and fertilized with organic matter.
Processing Method: Washed
Equipment: Linea PB, M-One, 21g VST
Extractions are subject to many variables including equipment type, but also climatic conditions such as humidity. This recipe is intended as a reference guide only. The best way forward is to experiment, and adjust according to your own tastes.
Please note all coffee orders ship wholebean (not ground) in resealable 500g zip lock bag/s. So your coffee stays fresher longer. Buy coffee beans online from MMC Roasters direct and your order is shipped fast and fresh within days of roasting, not weeks, or months! We offer a $5 flat rate shipping fee Australia wide.