Shakiso - Ethiopia Natural Coffee
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Our first Ethiopian coffee of 2021! The wait is finally over for this doozer of a bean.
Shakiso farm is located in the kebele of Bube uke, near Shakiso town in Guji zone. This is in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years, the region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after micro-lots in world.
The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent & plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Guji coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun-drying these present as juicy & jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral notes and chocolate with a creamy body.
Shade-grown, ripe cherries are delivered to the mill for careful sorting, to select only the ripest. The cherries are dried in the sun on raised African beds for approximately 12 - 15 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process; covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.
Variety | Local 'Heirloom'
Process | Natural
Altitude | 1800-2100 MASL