For our 90+ Series we are on the lookout for exceptional beans. In our philosophy is great coffee by nature fruity, floral, juicy, and has a super clean and long aftertaste.
And this coffee, out of Guji has all that.
We have been roasting hundreds of Ethiopian coffees before. Most of them were washed coffee and dozens of them were Natural processed, with two or three Pulped Natural processed as well, but a 'Honey Processed'? No, that's new.
But what's Honey Processing?
Simply put, a “honey” is a coffee that has been depulped (so the coffee fruit/pulp is ripped off from the bean) but left to dry in its mucilage, the sticky fruit coating that lives just underneath the coffee cherry’s skin, or pulp.
The result in the cup is just amazing:
- Super sweet and clean cup
- Peaches and apricot
- Creamy mouthfeel
Rob Says: Since a couple of years we see an increased quality in the alternative processing methods in Ethiopia. The Natural (or Dry Processed) coffees became cleaner and also Pulped Natural and Honey processing is popping up left and right. And it’s this later one that become bit by bit our favorite. If you are a sweet tooth coffee fan (without sweetener/sugar), this KERCHA KELLOO is one for you.
About the owner of the mill: even if Israel Degfa a producer of big volumes he started in 2014 to work on the quality of processing across his washing stations as priority. It was this shift in focus that caused Israel to look for different ways to produce and market his coffees, ways that would facilitate and value his new emphasis on quality.
More info on this magnificent bean:
Washing Station: Kilenso Mokonisa
Site manager: Melkesa (the site is organic certified)
Importer: Nordic Approach