Ethiopia Kerbal Aricha 250g
- Idido Valley
- 1,800-1,850 MASL
Tasting Note: Pomegranate, apricot jam, mango
The Kerbal Aricha mill, which processed this coffee, sits only a few kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe town, but receives coffee from over 700 growers. Much of the reason this lot is so spectacular is a result of the terroir in which it is grown. These hills sit above 1900 meters (6230 feet) and have soil that is extremely iron rich, conditions to which the coffee plants are perfectly adapted. The other factor that contributes to this coffee’s greatness is the care with which it is handled post harvest. The Aricha mill accepts only coffee cherries picked at the peak of ripeness, winnowing out under and over ripe fruit. It is then spread on raised beds, allowing the drying process to occur with maximal airflow. Natural processed coffees like this are dried with the fruit still intact and surrounding the seed, and the early stages of the process are crucial. During the
first few days the Aricha mill spreads the coffee in very thin layers and turns it every two to three hours, making sure that it doesn’t over ferment or even mold, either of which can lead to off, foul
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.
**RD = Roast Date