ETHIOPIA CUP OF EXCELLENCE BOX SET
INCLUDES | 4 X 100g BAGS
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
PROCESS | NATURAL
"If it was one coffee for the rest of my life, it'd be a coffee from Ethiopia. Without a doubt. No question."
That's a quote straight from the mouth of one of our owners, Kyle. And if you've been watching our reels on social media this week, you might already know that he's not the only one around here who feels that way! When coffee professionals talk about their "Ah-ha!" moments in coffee, Ethiopia is often a feature in their love story.
In honor of Valentine's Day and in celebration of our love for Ethiopian coffees, we are bringing you this very special curation of FOUR Ethiopian lots which each scored in the Top 40 at the 2022 Ethiopia Cup of Excellence. Although identical in their country of origin and style of processing, these coffees vary slightly in variety, somewhat in region, and remarkably in flavor.
We invite you to come alongside us at the cupping table: what differences do you smell, taste, and feel? What do you love about these coffees? What pushes you to prefer one cup over another? This is a uniquely rare opportunity to taste - quite literally - some of the best coffees in the world, side-by-side, from the comfort of your own kitchen. And, if you haven't had your own Ah-ha! moment with a cup of coffee yet, there's a good chance these four lovers have something very special in store for you.
COE #10 - NARE ETHIOPIA 2022
Origin | Bare, Bona Zuriya, Sidama
Variety | 74112
Notes | Strawberry, complex citrus, peach, mango, layered
With over 18 year of experience (and 15 children to his name!), Nare Ware Chinba made his third appearance in the Top 10 with this layered, fruit cocktail-forward lot from Sidama.
COE #14 - DUSH ETHIOPIA 2022
Origin | Dawencho, Arbegona, Sidama
Variety | 74112
Notes | Passionfruit, dry-hopped sour beer, tropical cocktail, hibiscus
With a modest .15-hectare farm in the Sidama region, Dush Lemiso Uke wowed judges with this refreshing cup full of stone fruits and tropical cocktail vibes in his first-ever entry at Ethiopia COE.
COE #36 | BURTUKAN ETHIOPIA 2022
Origin | Didahara Burka, Uraga, Guji Zone, Oromia
Variety | 74110
Notes | Floral, juicy plum, blackberry, black cherry, winey
With a degree in sociology and a whole lot of ambition, Burtukan Mersha Lemma is a Gen-Z force who participated in Ethiopia's COE for the second time this year with her floral, dark fruit-forward lot that reminds us of Dolcetto wine.
COE #38 | ASNAKECH ETHIOPIA 2022
Origin | Seda, Yirgacheffe, Dedio Zone, SNNP
Variety | 74158
Notes | Key lime, blood orange, red raspberry, tart mango, cacao
Self-described as having been "raised by coffee," Asnakech Tegegn Reta is the 70-year-old matriarch behind this tart, citrus-heavy lot from Yirgacheffe.