Variations in the type of coffee plant grown or the method with which the coffee is dried can dramatically alter flavor characteristics. This genre celebrates the diversity and expressive flavor made possible by these distinctions.
A classic washed Ethiopian Heirloom, citrusy aromatic notes abound.
The Sasaba washing station sits at the end of a treacherous road, high up in Ethiopia’s famous Guji Zone and surrounded by cloud-crowned mountains. The station is supplied by a small group of local farmers who have lived in the area for generations, most with less than 15 trees each.
Getting the Heirloom variety coffee out of Sasaba is incredibly difficult, requiring specialised off-road vehicles to navigate the rough terrain — but the results are well worth the trouble.