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Climpson and Sons - Single Origin: Biftu Gudina Lot 1, Ethiopia

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Tasting notes: Yuzu, Palma Violet, Rosehip. Biftu Gudina is a new cooperative established in 2012. They are located in an area becoming known for very flavour intense and spicy coffees with unique attributes.

Production: pulped and mechanically demucilaged with a penagos 1500 eco-pulper, soaked in water over night and sundried on raised beds.

Process: cherries are hand sorted for unripes and overripes by the farmers before they go in to production. A penagos eco pulper removes the skin, pulp and mucilage. It is then soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for about 8 hours.

Drying: skin dried and sorted under shade for about 6 hours after soaking. Sun dried about 10 days on african drying beds on hessian cloths. Coffees are covered in plastic or shade nets during midday and at night.

Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee. There are more than 1.1 million coffee farmers (smallholders) representing 95% of the production. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian heirloom, which is a myriad of local native typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains. The two main growing areas are in the west and south. Most coffees are organic by default.

This coffee is a result of a sustainable technoserve project in the west based on transparency and increased quality production. Technoserve is an NGO supporting the farmers in setting up washing stations and new cooperative structures. This project has revealed a new great range of coffee flavours not found elsewhere. Technoserve’s coffee initiative is a project measuring their success in the value and quality of the coffees produced and the farmers increase in their coffee income. All cooperative members qualify for second payment. This has so far contributed to a significant increase in payment for the local coffee farmers

Altitude: 1975 masl
Farm/Coop: Biftu Gudina Zone
Great for: Aeropress, Filter
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Agaro – Goma Woreda
Owner: about 130 smallholder cooperative members.
Process Method: Washed
Varietals: native varietal called 1274, mix of Ethiopian heirloom

Roasterr: Climpson and Sons

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Initial collection: Climpson & Sons - London

Tasting record

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