Ethiopia Natural Abera Ddole (organic)
We have a new coffee arrival to hit our stores, the Ethiopia Natural Abera Ddole (organic). This coffee is roasted more medium to bring out notes of strawberry with pecan and kiwi. This coffee hails from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, which is known for a wide variety of heirloom varieties. A lot of the harvesting is done from small garden plots from the backyards of residents and also wild grown forest coffee. There are about 6,000 to 10,000 varieties of coffee that grow in the highlands of Ethiopia, also known as the birthplace of coffee. This arabica coffee in particular, is a natural processed coffee, having been dried on raised beds.
It can be difficult to trace the coffee in Ethiopia exactly, as most Ethiopian coffees are only traceable to the washing level station. Here, farmers, whose farms are on average, small, ranging from 1/5 to 1/8 of an acre, bring their cherries by weight and are paid at a market rate. Following this, the coffees continue on to be processed without record of which lot or whose harvest they were from.