Kirte

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Kirte

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12 oz.

*Bulk orders (2lbs+) roasted on Mondays and Thursdays, shipped next-day.

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About this coffee

On every bag of coffee we’ve produced, there’s a small info section that covers many details. Today, we demystify one small element of that slew of strange words and numbers. 

FARM/MILL -- seems straightforward enough, farm is the place the coffee was grown, right?

Yes, but there’s more, there’s “MILL.” If a coffee was grown on a farm (I mean, they all are, but if we know what farm) we’ll put the name of that farm on the label. However, it is not always possible to get that specific. In some countries and regions where coffee is a major export, there are a lot of small farms that do not produce enough coffee on their own to sell in the quantities the market demands. And, in Ethiopia, there are forest coffees that are harvested by individuals and small groups from the forested wilderness. In these cases, there are mills that farmers and harvesters take their coffee cherries to based on region or preference. 

Mills sort, ferment, and clean coffee cherries to produce that lovely bean. Since they’re operating with a conglomerate of coffees, the work of mills is especially important. They ensure that all of the coffee cherries are done justice as they are processed, and that high quality coffees are sorted and sold together so that the hard work of every hand that came before the mill is honored. 

When you drink this cup of Kirte and experience its clean red raspberry sweetness and juicy tangerine body, when its honey warmth delights you, thank the hands that picked the cherries, and thank the hands that tended the mill. 


Tasting Notes

Red Raspberry, Tangerine, Honey


Brewing Recommendation

This coffee’s complexity really shines when filter brewed: we suggest the Chemex or Kalita Wave.

RATIO: 16:1 (Example: 400 grams water, 25 grams coffee produces 12 ounce cup)

Details

REGION: Guji, Ethiopia
FARM/MILL: Kirte
VARIETAL: Heirloom Ethiopian
ALTITUDE: 1,800 - 1,960 meters
PRODUCER: Various Contributing Households 
PROCESS: Fully Washed

Responsibly sourced through our partners at Collaborative Coffee Source


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