Profile: Pineapple, Melon, White Chocolate, Magnolia
Producer: Israel Degfa
Variety: Mundo Novo
Region: Guji, Oromia
Debeka Farm is a 290 hectare private farm in Gelana Abaya woreda of the Borena zone. The farm is owned by Israel Degfa, a renowned second generation coffee producer. Debeka is one of Israel's main farms. Coffee starts life under a sprawling one hectare greenhouse, before being planted throughout the farm. Cherries are hand-sorted before they go into flotation tanks to remove further defects. The whole, ripe cherries are dried on raised African beds, for about 15-18 days, weather dependent, being covered during midday heat and the night. This lot from Debeka Farm is a special lot, consisting of Mundo Novo variety grown in Ethiopia. This is rare; Mundo Novo is a Bourbon-Typica hybrid that was found in Brazil, and typically grown widely in South America but rarely anywhere else. It is a result of Israel's first visit in Brazil with Kamba, the importer of this coffee, where he was gifted 2kg of Mundo Novo seeds. This is the result after years of hard work to turn those seeds into fruit producing trees. Expect a cup of tropical goodness. Pineapple, mango and melon all jump out on the nose. Following into the cup, pineapple brings a tart acidity, with melon providing a juicy sweetness. A white chocolate body coats the mouth. A long floral finish ends the cup.
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