We purchased this coffee through SNAP, a licensed exporter based in Addis Ababa who has been working out of Ethiopia for over 10 years. SNAP is not only highly committed to specialty coffee, but also sustainability, and invest heavily into education for those who sell their coffee cherries to SNAP washing stations. SNAP provides training on both cleaning and processing methods, as well as investing in waste recycling systems - and hope to have most of their coffees certified organic within the next 2 years.
This Coffee has been processed at the Teshome Gemechu washing station, in Deri Kedame town in Hambela, Guji, Ethiopia, and consists of type 74110 of a local varietal. We love this coffee for its delicate florals, stone fruit, candy sweetness, and red berries. It reminds us of fruit stalls at farmers markets, and flowers blooming in the Spring.
A note on roast dates:
Contrary to most coffee myths (based off old information), it's best not to use coffee that is too fresh. For espresso, we recommend using coffee between three days to four weeks old, while filter and drip coffee it's best if the beans are three weeks to twelve weeks from the date of roasting. We offer the option to select coffee that we have set aside to let rest so it's ready to go when you order it (recommended if you plan on using it for drip or filter coffee, while for espresso it's better to order the standard option). Subject to availability.