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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Ethiopia, Ambela, Washed

Tasting notes: Raspberry, hibiscus, red apple

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Ethiopia produces some of the best coffees in the world. They are well know for fruity and distinctive washed and natural process coffees. The majority of coffee produced in Ethiopia comes from small hold farmers linked to a local washing station. These farmers will usually grown a range of crops on their land that include food based crops for their own consumption and crops like coffee that will provide a cash income.

Ambela washing station is located in the Sidamo region in the Binitu Ambela district. The washing station is large, providing an income for around 6000 local coffee farmers. The harvest take place from November and ripe cherry is hand harvested and delivered to the washing station for processing. Coffee is pulped and fermented for an extended period of time, 36-48 hrs. After fermentation the coffee is graded and washed before drying on raised beds.

This is our first Ethiopian coffee of the 2018-19 season. We selected this from a wide range of samples as it really stood out on the cupping table and was one of the highest scoring coffees. You can expect lovely jammy fruit notes and hibiscus like floral tones. It's also incredibly well balanced and works very well both as filter and a light roast espresso.

Brewing

These Ethiopia coffee beans work well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.2 brew ratio. Example:Filter: 15g - 250g // Espresso: 18g - 40g
Altitude: +-1900 masl
Farm/Coop: Ambela
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Black, With milk
Origin: Ethiopia, Africa
Region: Ambela District, Guji Zone, Sidamo
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, hibiscus, red apple
Varietals: Heirloom

Brewing notes

These Ethiopia coffee beans work well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.2 brew ratio. Example:Filter: 15g - 250g // Espresso: 18g - 40g

Roasting and delivery information

All our web orders are usually dispatched next working day after the order is placed. We send out all UK Mainland orders using a next day tracked courier service

We always aim to delivery your coffee to you within 8 days of roasting and coffee is packaged in sealed, foil bags for maximum freshness

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.