Origin: Ethiopia, Special Prep Grade 1 Halo Beriti
Farm: About 750 smallholder farmers delivering to Halo Beriti washing station
Altitude (MASL): 2300
Flavor: Soft Florals, toffee, caramel and tart lemon with smooth mouthfeel.
This is our 2nd year of buying this beautiful coffee. It was really popular with Alps fans so it is back again for round 2. This edition is a special preopared listed coffee. So we are hoping it sings from our coffee cups to the mountains even louder this Winter. Enjoy
Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014 and serves 750 smallholder producers, who deliver their coffee in cherry form. This particular lot is part of a "special preparation" in which hand-sorting was done repeatedly throughout the receiving and drying process, ensuring that only perfect coffees made it into the bags.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
This coffee is great in the afternoon and more for the hardcore coffee nerd in the morning.