Cupping Notes: Honey, Vanilla, Berry
On the eastern extension of the Ethiopian Highland plateau is the ancient walled city of Harar, perched at 1880 meters (6100’) above the western edge of the arid coastal plain.
Harar has been well known for fragrant coffee with distinct strawberry & blueberry notes along with deep complex honey, vanilla, and spicy notes. It is one of the most exquisite coffees of Africa, if not the entire world.
We roast our Harar slowly to cultivate the distinct flavors, dumping it from the roaster at the first hint of the second crack.
We purchase this green coffee from Dominion Trading, which funds schools and clinics in Ethiopia from their coffee importation and roasting business, in a similar manner as we do with our friends in Nicaragua. This is truly "100% Certified Humanic" coffee.
Photo: I was walking through the village of Sawa one morning and I saw these two sitting in the shade of a tree. One was smiling and engaging, while the other very stoic. I had to get this portrait!
These two eventually became our students, and they learned to read and write, add and subtract. We also taught them some life principles that hopefully will help them be responsible adults.