Our 50/50 blend celebrates the citrusy, floral flavors found in washed coffee alongside the fruit-forward, berry hallmarks of a well-executed natural coffee.
Various Smallholder Farmers
Washed and Natural
2000 - 2400 Meters
October - December
Jasmine, Pomegranate, Elegant
It’s our fifth year showcasing this half washed process and half natural process blend from Hambela Estate in Southern Ethiopia. You’ll sip a balanced cup of perfumed florals layered on decadent pomegranate notes. This year’s seasonal blend offering combines two very different tasting coffees into one extra special combination. Coffee delivered to this mill can have two paths. One is the washed route, where all layers of the fruit are removed mechanically then soaked underwater before moving on to be dried. The other way is natural. All layers of the fruit are left on then dried out in the sun on raised beds. Even though the coffee fruit is the same, the two processes produce entirely different end results.
Bela Bela Espresso works perfectly as your everyday espresso or as a brewed coffee. This version we have been liking pulled fast and medium in output.
Took a lil experimenting with proportions of tablespoons per cup. The recommendation was a touch to much, so I came up with a little more than 1.5 tablespoons per 6oz. Loved it!
Thanks for the tip, Lori! Glad you were able to dial it in.
We usually buy Sermon but really enjoyed this!
Elegant and tea like is correct
As much as I tried to grind this finer or coarser for my chemex pourover i couldnt quite make it unpalatable. It was smooth, tea like, a little fruity like pomegranate. It wad great as a fast or slow pour. My favorite beans so far.
Tasty coffee indeed.
Amazing coffee! What a great idea to create this “single origin blend”
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