We’re humbled to present our first Ethiopian coffee for the December 2020/January 2021 harvest! Hunkute is a washing station in Sidama, Ethiopia that we’ve long admired & we feel truly blessed to be able to roast this coffee to share with all of you!
Our earliest memory of coffee from Hunkute was one that was roasted by the esteemed Tim Wendelboe of Oslo. The coffee was intensely floral & delicate, with intense flavours of citrus & black tea. Over the years, we’ve appreciated how the flavours of coffees from this station has evolved.
This lot is a mix of 2 varietals that are commonly found in a mix of what is commonly know as “Heirloom varieties”. 74110 & 74112 were developed & catalogued in 1974 at Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC) and chosen for their resistance to coffee berry disease as well as their yield potential. Both originated from its “Mother Tree” in the Metu-Bishari forest & both varietals thrive in climates similar to those where the mother trees grew.
This lot was depulped and fermented under water for 36-72 hours before being rinsed, graded & soaked further in clean water for 6-12 hours. They are then moved to the raised drying beds to be dried for over 12-15 days.
We love the fresh quality of the acidity, reminding us of pomelo before giving way to a sweet green tea-like mouthfeel & sweetness. The aftertaste is dominated by a floral & peachy note. We are excited to share this coffee with all of you!