Blueberry, Lavender, Fruit Tea
Producer: Israel Defga
Israel first started working in coffee as a producer of "lower grade-big quantity" coffee. However, in 2014 he started to realize the importance of quality and started to work on the quality of processing acrross his washing station. Currently he owns 26 washing stations and a farm throughout Ethiopia. He invested in a better system and protocols in many of them, to produce natural, honey, and shade-dried coffee from these washing stations.
Egu Abaye is one of the communal wetmill owned by Israel, located in the Guji region of Ethiopia. There are around hundred smallholders delivery cherries to this washing statioun. On Average, these farmers own less than 1 hectares of land, and did organic farming by default.
For his natural coffee, Israel put a lot of attention on the cherry quality. Because this is the basic foundation on producing tasty naturals. The cherries are hand-sorted for the unripe and overripe then dried using African drying beds for around 12-20 days depending on the weather.
This coffee is the first of many Ethiopian coffee we're releasing this year. It's a complex coffee with flavours of blueberry, strawberry, hints of lavender, and overall it reminds you of a fruits-flavoured tea, strawberry tea to be exact. The body is medium and round with a silky mouthfeel, traits that you'll find from an Ethiopian.