- White Chocolate
This coffee is from a privately owned farm in Guji — easily our favourite coffee growing region in Ethiopia for its trademark florals thanks to the almost mythical terroir.
Ato Esmael and his family have owned the Kayon Mountain farm since 2012 where they planted Heirloom varietal coffee trees on the 240 hectare plot, in the midst of a natural forest high up in the mountains between 1900-2100 metres above sea level…
Natural animal dung is the primary source of fertiliser. When the cherries are suitably ripe, the coffee is then hand picked, with lower density (quality) beans being ‘channelled’ away for a lower price.
This leaves the remaining higher grade to be placed carefully on to raised beds to dry for 12 to 20 days in the sun. The coffee is carefully and arduously hand turned, and examined for defective cherries which are removed.
Naturals display an interesting and very different ‘funk’ to the usual washed process coffees and this lends to itself to aromatics of berry fruits, all the way from the grind through to the brewed cup.
Make sure you get a good whiff of the fresh grounds and identify the strawberry and violet florals followed by a white chocolately finish that lingers on the tongue.
ABOUT The Roaster
At Long & Short Coffee our story is simple.
With a passion for all things coffee we aim to bring the finest and most unique coffees to the masses.
We prioritise quality in every step of the process from bean to cup, from picking the highest scoring green beans to expertly roasting the freshest harvests.
All with the goal to raise coffee standards everywhere and give you the humble coffee drinker the best coffee in your cup.
That’s the Long & Short of it.