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Clifton Coffee - Ethiopia - Aricha Edido - Natural

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A beautiful and complex natural Ethiopian with flavours of wild strawberries, fresh apricots, fragrant florals and a vanilla back note. It has a rich, coating mouthfeel, big sweetness and a raspberry like acidity.

It makes a great fruity filter and works well as a bright and interesting espresso too.

Aricha is the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed. Edido is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processed, in a micro-region of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town.

Aside from its near-legendary status as the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, there is much to love about Ethiopia as a producing nation, including but not limited to the incredible diversity of flavor and character that exists among microregions, specifically within this southwestern Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe wareas whose names alone conjure thoughts of the finest coffees in the world. Coffee was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide, developing nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity.

The growers take their cherries here after the day’s harvest for processing. This natural processed coffee from Aricha was dried in thin layers on raised drying beds. To avoid over-fermentation and mold, the cherries are turned every 3 hours in the first few days. Depending on weather conditions, 5-6 weeks later the beans are hulled.

The attention to detail is so important in coffee processing and these results are noticeable in the cup with improved sweetness and clarity.

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Altitude: 1,800 to 2,100 masl
Farm/Coop: Aricha Edido
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Town of Edido, Yirgacheffe region in the South
Owner: Local farmers
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Varietals: Heriloom

Roasting and delivery information

We roast 5 days a week on our Diedrich IR-12 & CR-25. We roast and rest our EQ & E1 espressos only to a maximum of 10 days so these coffees will arrive ready to use. All other single origins are roasted to order on the next available roast day & sent out within 24 hours.

We recommend a minimum of 10 days rest past roast day on all our espressos and a minimum of 2-5 days rest on all filter coffees.

TO ENSURE SAME DAY ROASTING, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11am. ANY ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER 11am WILL BE ROASTED THE FOLLOWING ROAST DAY.

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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.