Single Origin: Africa/Ethiopia
Notes: Raspberry, Caramel, Floral
Banko Michicha, is in the south of the Sidamo coffee growing region, and is part of the official Oromia region. This production mill is owned by Mr. Degefa Sema, a 25 year industry veteran who also runs a string of washing and milling stations around Keffa, Guji, and Sidamo. It’s safe to say he has a pretty good handle on how to produce amazing coffees, and this lot proves it. Around 800 farmers deliver their coffee to Degefa, and Banko Michicha takes over from there washing and drying the coffee. Naturals are a great way to see the quality of a mill at work, since the flavor is so dependent on the processing, and this coffee really shines. Super bright, bursting with fruit juice sweetness, yet also balanced and immaculately clean. We dig this coffee.
Roasted just enough to make sure it has that nice heavy body, great sweet aftertaste, but is still bright enough to knock your socks off. The end result is a coffee with mind blowing complexity, yet still clean and structured.
Process - Natural
Varietal(s) - Heirloom
Altitude - 1900-2030 masl
Harvest - 2020