Tomorrow’s coffee for Filter Coffee Fortnight comes to us from Ethiopia, and it’s no exaggeration to say it is a stunner! This coffee has a heavily fruited dry fragrance with vanilla sweetness. The wet aroma is sweet like honey and the cup has notes of fresh hay with chocolate. It is highly fruited with sweet dried strawberry and berries emerging as the temperature cools down.
Not only does it taste and smell wonderful but it’s also one of those cups that, when you know a bit about it, really makes you think about how totally amazing the coffee world is. It’s grown by the 2,000 smallholder farmers who comprise the Konga Co-operative. Their small plots of land are spread over the beautifully lush Yirgacheffe (‘Wet Lands’) countryside of Ethiopia, at an altitude of some 6,000 feet. When this exceptional topography is combined with traditional farming practices – you couldn’t wish for more perfect growing conditions for extraordinary quality coffee.
Grab a cup of this coffee on your way to work tomorrow as part of Church St’s Filter Coffee Fortnight between 8am-9am for just £1.00. Then sit back at your desk, close your eyes while the computer starts up and imagine being high in the wet lands of Ethiopia.