Ethiopia Cheffe Elfeta
Ethiopia Cheffe Elfeta
BLUEBERRY & COCOA
There’s the Great Wall of China, the Cliffs of Dover, the Mona Lisa, Sgt. Pepper’s, and now we have Cheffe Elfeta for your marveling pleasure. Get your mouth ready for a delightful cup that’s sweet, smooth and 100% chill. This grade 1 natural is as clean as Marry Lou Retton’s perfect 10 vault to win the 1984 Olympics.
District: Limu Kosa
Producer: Ashebir Gosayei
Elevation: 1750 - 1850 MASL
Variety: heirloom varieties
This coffee’s aura is definitely purple. Blueberry, blackberry, lavender, red grape, Barney, Prince (RIP) and the people eater are all in there - well, almost all of them. But seriously folks, this natural is super-clean and sweet, and has that touch of fruit you’d expect from a natural Ethiopia. I hope everyone enjoys all our roasts, but I especially hope this one turns at least one person on to the wonderful world of specialty coffee and all the rich beauty that is waiting inside.
You’re going to need at least two cups of this bad boy, so let’s go with the Chemex. Toss 36 grams of coffee into the filter and pour 575 grams of water over the top. Shoot for a brew time of around four minutes. You’ll get a cup with notes of blueberry, blackberry, and baker’s chocolate with a finish that’s as clean as Mr. Clean’s bathroom.
This single-estate coffee comes from the Limu Kosa district in the Djimma zone, which is in the western area of Ethiopia. The 220-hectare farm is owned and operated by Ashebir Gosayei, who tends to 2,858 trees per hectare on the land, most of which is dedicated to growing coffee. (There is also chat and corn grown on the property.) Ashebir Gosayei has owned this farm since 2008, and it was 160 hectares in area to begin. The first coffee production was in 2012, and now the property has grown to more than 200 hectares.
"Coffee is my life," Ashebir Gosayei says. "I invested all that I have in coffee farms, I am passionate in producing coffee."
Coffee cherry is picked ripe starting in October, and laid out to dry completely on raised beds 1 meter off the ground; they are wire mesh, which allows air to circulate more evenly around the coffee while it dries, a process taking between 8–10 days depending on the weather.
Web-store orders are roasted and shipped to order Monday through Friday to ensure maximum freshness.