Tasting Notes: Jasmine / Peach / Honey
Origin: Ethiopia [Sidamo]
We have purchased coffees from the Sidamo Logita mill since its first year of production, after Moplaco purchased the mill in 2017. Located at 2100 masl, and named for its water source, the Logita River, it is attached to a small hectare plot owned by Moplaco, allowing them to grow, process and export their own coffee, almost unheard of in Ethiopia. We are excited to be a part of this development, especially after having tasted a few small lots from the farm, including the Carbonic Maceration lot we are releasing alongside this one. This coffee is a more traditional washed process coffee, composed of cherries gathered in Hamesho, a village close by the mill in the far north-east of Sidamo. Hamesho is located on the edge of the Harenna forest, one of very few areas where coffee still grows completely wild. The forest is dense and humid, providing thick shade for the plants, and a vibrant ecosystem in which to grow, ideal conditions for producing the highest quality. This area is also of slightly higher altitude than most of western Sidamo, with some growing lands reaching up to 2300 m. This results in coffees with bright and clean acidity, but a heavier mouthfeel, and a more concentrated sweetness, showcased in the syrupy tinned peach character of this coffee.