We hate “not having” standout Ethiopian coffee. It represents a bit of a planning failure on our part, when it happens. We’d like to order enough each summer to have it all year.
That’s what we did for 2020, learning from our mistakes (so many mistakes!) And as a result, we’re just now opening this glorious coffee.
Named after the Naga Singage mountain near the Aricha washing station, this coffee is a real beauty. It’s layered and complex, but unlike some of the naturals we’ve enjoyed in the past, it’s bold and has a “coffee” vibe that hits you on the first sip, as opposed to berries. They’re there in spades, of course–there’s no mistaking, as you get blasted with those dry process aromas on the bloom. But this is one of the first natural Yirgacheffe coffees we’ve offered, where I’d be confident giving it to someone who doesn’t always dig naturals. Just a great change of pace.
Flavors, to me, in this order: “Classic coffee.” Chocolate, Honey, Ripe Blueberries, White Flowers.
We’ll have this until March, I suspect. Enjoy!