Cup Characteristics: Thick body, chocolaty, dried banana & blueberry, sweet rich chocolate aftertaste, very clean and consistent
This exceptional coffee is exported through Ethiopia's only female miller/exporter, an exceptional woman. Asnakech Thomas is one of the most inspiring figures in Ethiopian coffee today. Native to the Amaro region, Asnakech decided in 2005 to return to her homeland to improve coffee quality at her mill and in local communities.
She is one of the few people to travel weekly between Addis and the coffee areas.
The Amaro Mountains are a small range separating the communities of Amaro on the eastern slopes from Nechisar National Park and the lowland tribal areas of Arba Minch in southwest Ethiopia, Sidama region. The local coffee varieties, relatively light population, waterfalls and highland bamboo forests are among the many unique features of the area.
Cherries are dried on raised beds, eliminating contact with the soil and resulting in a much cleaner coffee. These raised beds also provide even aeration, in which the dry air can reach the bean from both above and below the beds. This combination results in a very consistent quality and flavor profile. After drying, mature cherries are sent to Amaro Gayo’s pulping machine, which is designed to use far less water than most mills.
All Amaro Gayo coffee is certified organic at origin. Prices paid for this coffee are at the extreme high end of market, social programs are in the works including possibilities for assistance with capacity building and coffee job creation, schools, clean water and medical care.
Altitude: 5200 feet
Processing Method: Natural
Grade: Strictly Hard Bean
Posted by Thomas Nester on 8th Aug 2016
Absolutely beautiful bean perfectly roasted packs a big punch but so light but yet full bodied
Posted by Chip on 9th May 2015
Exceptional in everyway. Best strong from a French Press. Goes down singing hymns.