Profile: Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon, Parma Violet
Producer: 750 smallholder producers
Process: Special Preparation Natural
Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Importer: Cafe Imports
Established in 2014, the Halo Beriti Washing Station is a tiny 0.55ha site in heart of the Yirgacheffe region. The small station, managed and owned by Abeyot Ageze, serves 750 smallholder producers who live and farm in the surrounding area. These producers farm 1/2ha grower plots, using polyculture to also produce avocado, sugar cane and soya beans. This natural lot from the Halo Beriti washing station is a "special preparation". Upon arrival, naturally processed lots go straight to the drying beds, where they dry between 14 and 21 days, weather dependent. Meticulous sorting is done throughout the drying process, at every stage possible, ensuring only perfect cherry and beans make it through the
The special preparation has pushed the quality of this coffee to even greater heights. A pleasing sweet aroma jumps straight from the bag; a berry medley mixed with a sweet, floral note reminiscent of Parma Violets. These follow into the cup, strawberry and raspberry creating a delicate acidity and juicy sweetness. The acidity is pushed further by a vibrant lemon note. Violet and jasmine take over the cup, creating a long, pleasing, floral finish, typical of coffees from Yirgacheffe.