Introducing – Ethiopia, Asrat Bube. Kurume, 74112, 74110. Natural Process.
Tastes of: Chocolate, stewed stonefruit, black cherry, blackberries, dates.
Another sensational coffee from the Jabanto Group, this is a very special single lot from Asruat Bube.
Asrat Dube’s is an accomplished producer with 4 hectares farming land in Gerse village of Yirgacheffe county. Gerse is one of the few high altitude coffee growing villages in the area at 2100 m.a.s.l. This altitude presents challenges when attempting to produce coffee of a commercially viable scale, but with the help of G-Board (farming initiative) over time, Asrat has replenished his land with varieties such as Kurume, 74110 and 74112. What makes this coffee unique is not only the traceability of a single producing farmer lot, but the sophisticated processing that Asrat follows. Cherries are selectively picked during the peak harvest season from November to early January. To maintain quality ever cherry is floated underwater, skimmed to remove low quality cherries and debris, taking the remaining healthy, robust cherries through to the drying process. Cherries are placed on African raised beds for a period of 18-21 days, during this time they are rotated up to 6 times in a single day then covered with mesh during the cooler evening temperatures.
Asrats coffee is a beautiful example of quality enhanced through collaboration. His attention to detail and motivation to create high scoring coffee is worthy of both praise and recommendation. If you enjoy coffee from Ethiopia, we encourage you to explore this cup.
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