Ethiopia Aricha Co-op (12 oz. Bag)
Farm: Various smallholders
Variety: Various heirloom Ethiopian varietals
Altitude: 1850-1880 meters
Tasting Notes: Full bodied and smooth with wisps of jasmine and citrus.
Story: If you've ever cupped coffee with me or witnessed my offerings over the years, you know that I am very partial to natural processed Ethiopian coffees. There are exceptions and this coffee is one of them.
When cupping this coffee, in comparison to the others on the table, one thing immediately stood out, it's intense sweetness, notes of jasmine, and tamed acidity, which is not as common in washed Yirgacheffes, known for their citrus tones, so I brought it onboard.
When we make general assumptions about the world around us, more often than not, we find ourselves to be wrong. Live curiously.