Ethiopia – Organic Amaro Gayo

Ethiopia – Organic Amaro Gayo

First off. We don’t just make up pricing based on the names of the beans or where they came from. These days in coffee, with a resurgence in the educated consumer, coffee bean procurers have pushed farmers harder and harder for better farming practices, promising a return on this expensive request. Certain regions have great soil and great plants in place, and with more effort and money, can produce coffees that the world has never seen before from a quality and cup standpoint. That being said, yes, this bean is 18 bucks.

This coffee is certified organic, shade grown and a full natural, coming from one of the best micro-regions of Ethiopia. This all comes together to create one hell of a roasted bean. This cup shares all the great flavors and fruity notes of a great Harrar while being as crisp and clean as a top-notch washed Ethiopia Yirgacheffe. This is your chance to taste what heaven tastes like.

You can taste hints of darker berry with a lemon/honey sweetness along with a syrupy body and that great classic Ethiopian acidity. Crisp, clean, and awesome!

A message from the importer

“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.

All Amaro Gayo coffee is certified organic. 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.”