Delicate citrus on the nose leads into a cup that has a juicy stone fruit character under- pinned by a satisfying caramelized sugar base.
This lot comes from the Kaffa region of Ethiopia, quite literally the region that Arabica coffee was born. The word Kaffa comes from the Arabic qahwah meaning "a drink from berries,” a word also used for wine. As such, coffee from Kaffa presents an interesting microcosm of the history of coffee. It is at once distinctly Ethiopian and yet etymologically Arabian - an important fact seeing as it was through the Muslim world that coffee as we know it - a roasted and ground decoction - began its spread throughout the world.
- 1,700-1,900 masl
- Southwestern Highlands
- Heirloom Landrace