Ethiopia Gargari Gutity Kureme // Natural Heirloom // Muscat Grape, Wild Blueberry, Lavender Haze
Call us old fashioned, but Ethiopia just excites us that EXTRA amount. We do not play favorites when it comes to coffee-producing countries, and we are always eager to feature places that we’ve never tried… but still, there comes a time when we’re just counting the days till that first Ethiopian arrival of the season. No matter how far and wide we explore, nothing ever takes its place.
That said, you can imagine the utter impossibility of selecting only one coffee from this powerhouse-producing nation, so to put it simply—we never do. We always bring in at least two, and usually three! And this year, the first duo of releases happens to have the added appeal of both coming from the same washing station in Yirgacheffe. Kurume gets its name from the distinct local variety that makes up this lot, which then undergoes a perfectly executed dry/natural process yielding NOT a super funky natural, but still packing that extra fruit POP that the best renditions of this process evoke.
If you’ve already dipped into the peachy keen goodness of our washed Gargari Gutity, then you know that Gargari is a village in Gedeb, Yirgacheffe where this station is run by Mr. Abreham Mengiste & Mrs. Meseret Workneh of Primrose Coffee. Thousands of smallholder farmers from throughout Gedeb deliver their cherries here, though only a small portion of them have the teeny tiny Kurume variety in their farms and forests. This variety is kept separate and dried on raised beds for 19 - 25 days, ensuring slow/steady/even drying. The result is big purple perfection: blueberries, grapes, lavender. Imagine amethyst as a pop rock, then spritz it with lavender, then package it in small, spherical form, and you’ve basically got this coffee.
These coffees never last, so scoop this one up while ya can!
100% Whole Bean Coffee
More About the Maker:
*Seven Sisters Certified, Organic, Small Batch, Fair Trade, Woman-Owned