Brewing Recommendation: Filter Brew / Modern Espresso
A refreshing coffee packed with classic washed Yirgacheffe sweet lemony notes, and some additional bonus of some jasmine aroma.
What we love about this coffee is the mouthfeel that differs from your usual clean, washed coffee. Lightly roasted washed Ethiopians are often tea-like with thin body, but this slow dried, washed Hafursa covered our tongue as if there's a very thin layer of silk. We have had creamier coffees before, but those were of natural processed rather than washed.
The Ethiopians have gone through drastic changes for the past few decades, with some media calling it "liberation" where farmers, washing stations and cooperatives were able to communicate directly with the outside world.
Many early adopters, like the Hafursa Cooperative in Yirgacheffe, grabbed the opportunity to present themselves and connect directly with the international community with the objective to not only make money, but also to elevate the living standards around them.
The Hafursa Cooperative has kept various partner washing stations and local farmers afloat; not only do they directly participate in day-to-day betterment of farming and processing techniques, the cooperative also upholds their social responsibility by making sure that local schools continue to run.
On the Naming of the Coffee
At The Crackpots Coffee Roaster, we always try to help beginners and advanced drinkers alike to understand more about coffees. One of our efforts is to explain the various cryptic names of coffees which could be confusing.
Here’s a breakdown of this coffee:
Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country in the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia is said to be where all coffees come from, and coffee production in Ethiopia is a longstanding tradition which dates back dozens of centuries.
Yirgacheffe is a part of Sidama region, but gained recognition as a microregion itself for its outstanding coffee farming and processing practices that are valued highly all over the world.