Strawberry, white chocolate, liquorice
ETHIOPIA - BORN SIPPIN'
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Konga natural process
Strawberry, white chocolate, complex
The town of Yirgacheffe in Southern Ethiopia is one of the best places in the world to source elegant, crisp, fully washed coffees. This isn’t one of those coffees. Inspired by the famous Underworld track of a similar name, this coffee is a full on assault on the senses, packing boozy red fruit, punchy body, masses of white chocolate and a complex finish with hints of liquorice.
The Konga mill, just outside the town of Yirgacheffe, is supplied by approximately 600 small-holder growers who grow coffee in their back gardens. What gives this coffee its punch is an altitude of 1950-2100 metres above sea level, and a climate and typography that is perfectly suited to growing coffee. Mix in some great cherry selection at the mill, slow and even drying on African raised beds, and a roast that steadily dials up the tempo, and you get a coffee that guarantees to turn heads and get tongues dancing.
This is the new crop from the 2018 harvest - and with the fall in sterling value over the last 12 months, and also the local coffee price in Ethiopia, our purchase price increased compared to last year. We think this is good news for the farmers, who receive better prices for the cherry, but is reflected in the new price.