Organic Ethiopia Bedhatu Jibicho Natural
Roaster: Centri Coffee
Coffee: Organic Ethiopia
Type: Single Origin
Espressso Vision: 26 Light
Region: Worka, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region
Varieties: Indigenous Heirloom
Harvest: October - December
Elevation: 1,800 - 1,900 MASL
Process: Full Natural, Dried on Raised Beds
Certifications: USDA Organic
Flavors: Berry, Jasmine, Fruit, Guava, Peach
INFO FROM THE ROASTER
Organic Ethiopia Bedhatu Jibicho comes to us from our good friends at Royal Coffee in Emeryville, CA. Grown in Worka, a village in the southern Gedeb District of southern Ethiopia, this coffee is unique for a few reasons. First and foremost, it bears the name of its producer, Bedhatu Jibicho, a woman in her eighties who has farmed coffee for over fifty years. Single farmer lots are not unheard of in Ethiopia, but are certainly rare, making Bedhatu’s coffee a real treat. Second, the coffee is processed as a natural, or dried in the fruit coffee. When prepared well, this method gives coffee a unique fruit forward profile, and as we’ll discuss, this natural is prepared extraordinarily well. Here’s what Royal has to say about Bedhatu’s coffee:
“Bedhatu was born and raised in Worka where her farm is also located. She started working in coffee in the 1960s when the government gave land to her husband. Bedhatu’s takes great pride in the fact that she has managed the farm operations for over 50 years, even before her husband passed away in 1991. As Bedhatu is now over 80 years old, her adult children have started to become more involved in continuing her rich tradition of coffee production. The family plans to use the premiums from coffee sales to expand production and start an export company.”
On the cupping table, this coffee astounded us with its intense notes of blackberry, blueberry, peach and guava buttressed by incredible clean and lively acidity and deep sugary sweetness. This medium-light roast is delicious in all brewing methods, but really stands out as a filter coffee. Bedhatu’s coffee is even better than it was last year, and we’re extremely excited to share it with you.
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Centri Coffee is my latest arrival from Bottomless Coffee! This coffee smells incredible! It has a fruit punch like berry scent that is calling my name. I can't wait to crack into this one!
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