ARSOSALA - single origin espresso


apricot/lime cordial

Roasted Tuesday 17th November 2020

⚡️This is a light espresso roast. Roasted to bring out the fruity flavours of the coffee & generally not suitable for milk based espresso drinks. As far as recipes go, we'd start with an 18 gram dose & extract 36-45 grams of beverage in around 30 seconds.⚡️

This lot was processed at the Arsosala Washing Station. The coffee was grown by about 1200 small-holder farmers who have farms in the surrounding area. The farms are at very high altitudes with coffee grown along with the families' food crops.

The ripe cherries are brought to the washing station after harvesting where they are de-pulped, graded, sorted, fermented underwater for 36-48 hours, washed, sorted & placed on raised "African" drying beds where they are dried for 7-14 days.

This lot is rather unusual as the varietal isn't Ethiopia Landrace as in 99% of coffee grown in Ethiopia but Bourbon, a natural mutation of Typica originating from La Réunion, formerly known as Île Bourbon. Cherries can be either red, yellow, orange or pink when ripe. Bourbon is 1/3rd more productive than Typica.

vive l'Afrique.

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • RegionGuji
  • Farmer: Small holder farmers
  • Altitude: 2100-2310 meters
  • Crop: 2019-20
  • CultivarBourbon
  • Processing: Washed, sun-dried
  • FlavourApricot, lime cordial