Glitch


Regular price $24.50

Taste Notes

lavender, bulueberry, mango, mixberry supercleancup, complex

Varietal

gori gesha 2011

Process

Natural

Elevation

1905-2065M

Description

This lot is coffee from Certle partner. Located in village Cerchele in the Cochere district of Irgachev region. Chel 's cereal coffee has a sweetness firmly reminiscent of soft nuts like toffee and almond, and it feels floral and citrus flavor accent. Apart from the legendary 'Arabica coffee birthplace', Ethiopia has things that will be popular as production areas. The flavor of coffee bred in numerous rural areas is rich in variety, especially the Gideozone in the southeast district of Sidama district Il Gachee etc. - That name is known worldwide as a place name that recalls high quality coffee. Coffee literally grows steadily in the rich natural environment that Irgachev creates, and coffee with a flower-like personality, distinct sweetness, and a burning sour taste is born. Coffee also adapts to dry land like Northwest Harrah, where coffee produced there is characterized by chocolate-like flavor and firmness from long ago. It is an important element that makes Ethiopian coffee distinctive, as well as production processing. In addition to creating unique personality like Ethiopia, both washto and natural make each lot unique and attractive. Until recently, coffee by small producers and producer associations was obliged to sell through ECX. Then, the coffee was divided into lots by only the ranking of each large area and grades 1 to 5, which was far from traceability. In May of 2017 the prime minister of Ethiopia approved to export directly from the washing plant operated by the cooperative. This makes it possible to clearly distinguish high-quality lots from other coffees, which will lead to opportunities for trading at high prices for producers, as well as contributing to the improvement of Ethiopian coffee's status I will. By improving the traceability, it becomes possible to purchase from the same washing and processing plant for a long time, a more detailed relationship with everyone involved in production, such as one producer or a small producer association This will lead to the possibility of encountering with other special lots. Cafe Imports sells various Ethiopian coffees. Not only is the variety of flavors rich, but we can introduce lots of various trust relationships, purchasing methods etc. in the home country of this coffee's home country Ethiopia.

Taste Notes

cherry, acerola, papaya, floral, sweetfinish, complex

Varietal

Ethiopia classical species

Process

Natural

Elevation

1900〜2000m

Description

In 2008 Ethiopia began the centralization of all coffee exports through the newly established Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). This eliminated most roasters’ and importers’ ability to provide accurate information of the precise traceability of coffees. Until December of that same year, growers could also sell direct to export markets, but this was subsequently reigned in. Since that time, the difficulty of determining precise provenance in Ethiopia – a corner stone of specialty coffee – has been a tremendous frustration to buyers in consuming markets. Today, around 90 percent of coffees move through the ECX and are cupped according to profile then graded and marked generically for export. G1 lots, such as this one, are the highest grade and are in limited supply. When purchased through the ECX, however, the only traceability information given even to these highly sought after lots is the area code of production, such as ‘Sidamo’ or ‘Yirgacheffe’, which are coffee producing regions, or Gigesa, Guji, which denotes that this coffee comes, generally, from the town of Gigesa and its surrounds in the Guji producing region. It is clear that the ECX still dominates Ethiopian coffee. Only around 10 to 13 percent of coffee grown is now eligible to be purchased ‘directly’ through cooperatives or plantations, which is generally regarded as a step in the right direction for control of sale for farmers and traceability. However, this percentage has remained relatively stable since the founding of the ECX. Recently, the Ethiopian Coffee Board has introduced a bar-coding system that will enable certain lots to be ‘traced back’ after the initial anonymised purchase on the ECX down to washing station and Central Processing Unit. This system is now, however, is in trial and has only been extended to insignificant amounts of coffee as of the 15/16 system. Even with this new barcoding system, it is important to keep in mind that: Prior to bidding the exporter will STILL not be given traceability details. This means that even with barcoding, the exporter purchases coffee in much the same way as they do now: with access only to an area and quality code, eg. Sidamo A4. Only after the purchase will the exporter receive traceability details. These details will be standardized and it is unclear to what extent they will, in themselves, add value. Furthermore, the exporter has no incentive to bid a higher price for such lots since, at the time of the auction, he/she does not know yet whether the lot under the hammer is traceable. In light of this, it is possible that washing station owners putting coffee up to auction will fail to be incentivised to participate in the new program. This remains to be seen, however. We are watching results with interest, as the concept looks promising. All of the Ethiopian coffees that we purchase at Mercanta are selected on the basis of their exceptional cup profile first and foremost. This remains our guiding principle in Ethiopia and in all origins where we source coffees. We also believe in ascribing to the standards and laws set out by the originating countries and will always operate 100% within these. We are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia with regard to traceability. But regardless of developments, we will continue to cup our way through many samples and offer only the best that we find. About the Guji region: Guji is one of the zones of the Oromia Region of Ethiopia and is named after a tribe of the Oromo people. Guji is bordered on the south by Borena, on the west by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, on the north by the Ganale Dorya River which separates it from Bale and on the east by the Somali Region. The highest point in the zone is Mount Dara Tiniro. Cities and major include its administrative center, Negele. The Guji Zone was created in September 2002, when the upland woredas (administrative regions) of the Borena Zone were split apart to create it.

Taste Notes

jasmine, lemon candy, stonefruits, floral round clean cup

Varietal

Heirloom

Process

Washed

Elevation

1500 to 2000 metres above sea level

Description

Kenya has earned the reputation of being one of the best countries in the world with the quality of coffee produced. In the northwest part of Nairobi, just in the mountainous region between Mount Kenya National Park and Aberdare National Park there is the Nyeri district. The Nyeri area is a popular area in Kenya, with its appreciated flavor characteristics like its concentrated fruits. Production processing is carried out by traditional water washing fermentation treatment, and the pulp which possesses four is used to remove pulp flesh. And, as a main source of water, fermentation removal of muscileage is carried out with cool water pulled from the Rui River flowing in the vicinity. In addition, Kagomo Ini Factory constantly strives to produce high-quality coffee and improve the living environment, such as dispatching staff from administrative agencies of the country, receiving technical guidance and improving educational environment on the other hand I will. 【Cupping Comment】 Cassis, Grape, Sweet Lime, Smooth, Long After Taste

Taste Notes

dried tomatoes, olive, blood orange, juicy, long after taste

Varietal

SL28、SL34

Process

Free Washed African Bed

Elevation

1800m

Description

This Nasimient farm is located in a beautiful mountain in the Santa Barbara area, The nearby Jo Hoa Lake looks like a wonderful painting, It is called as a small paradise. Mr. Job worked in the United States. Ten years ago when his wife, Fanny Moreno, bought land and when coffee production took off He returned to Honduras. As soon as he returned home he replanted the tree of coffee to other varieties. He is in charge of all work on the farm, his wife as a refiner of wet mill, We tried to nurture specialty coffee. Continuous daily efforts will bear fruit, winning 15th place at COE in 2015 I won a score of 90.84 points at the COE (COP OF EXCELLENCE) COE (COP OF EXCELLENCE) of the world's highest peak, and finished second! !

Taste Notes

floral, elegant, cassisorenge, papaya, lopuat, improve, super clean up

Varietal

bourbon

Description

Geisha species is the most attractive variety in the world of specialty coffee. This geisha said to be the origin of Ethiopia originated the world's attention in 2004. It started from [Jarmillo Especial] that La Esmeralda farms exhibited in Panama's international auction (Best of Panama) recorded the highest bid price at that time of 21 dollars per pound. And at the same auction in 2010, Geisha species of Esmeralda planthouses have updated the highest historical value of 170 dollars per pound of winning bid. This Geisha species has a large grain and a long and narrow appearance, and the cup is very floral aroma and flavor reminiscent of citrus fruits, distinctive acidity with surprisingly refreshing sweetness. However, Geisha species are difficult to cultivate, they are too productive, so they have not been touched at all for a long time, and most have disappeared, which is now a very valuable variety. This La Esmeralda plantation spreads to the mountain ski of Barou volcano in Western Western Panama, has an average altitude of 1,600 m, is rich in rainfall, and natural forests are protected also within the farmland, surrounded by a rich natural environment. Also, without using pesticides, hand picking only ripened fruits, processed after harvesting with extreme caution, etc. It is a plantation right for the production of "world's best coffee". As of 2016, there are three brands in the Esmeralda plantation 's gay shade variety: "Esmeralda Special", "Private Collection", "Geisha 1500". This "Private Collection" is a brand made with blends of aromatic micro lots that are produced at 1600-1800 m of Haramigoro, Kiel, Carnisberde, and have flavor characteristics peculiar to the highlands. The selection of Esmeralda Special as a lot which can feel the quality of outstanding Geisha of 87-90 points when selecting it is the standing position of this Private Collection. Naturally, full-ripe cherry harvest selection and production processing process is also a reliable high-quality brand.

Taste Notes

lemonade, line, floral, bride acidity, nectorine, improve

Varietal

Geisha

Process

processing wash

Elevation

1600-1800 m

Description

Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee. There are small coffee farmers over 1.1 million, accounting for 95% of the total. Ethiopian Heirloom (Protozoa species) grows in variety including varieties of Tipica mixed species and new varieties improved based on old varieties. The two main production areas are in the west and the south, most coffee is organically grown because it does not take time and labor. This coffee is made by a project called Technoserve that continuously improves transparency and quality. It is a NGO organization that supports farmers who want to build washing stations and create new cooperative systems. Technoserve's goal is to measure the improvement in value and quality of coffee being produced, and to increase the income received by farmers. All members can receive two payments and contribute to a significant increase in the income of local coffee farmers. This project has created a new flavorful coffee that never existed before. Bifu Gudina is a new cooperative founded in 2012. In recent years, this area began to draw attention as a coffee production center having unique characteristics such as strong flavor and spicyness. I have succeeded in producing high quality coffee from the first year. Most coffee is brought up in an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. The dirty water used for refining is naturally filtered with Vetivergrass (straw-like grass) and then returned to the ground.

Taste Notes

valencia orange, jasmine, mint lemon, complex

Varietal

Mainly improved original species "1274", the original species of Ethiopia native.

Process

Before the refined coffee cherries are refined, immature and ripe beans are removed by the hands of the farmers. Flesh and muscleage are removed using Penagos · Eco pulper. The coffee is then immersed in a tank of concrete filled with clean water for about 8 hours. Harvest time Nov - Dec 2015 Grade Grade 15 and up

Elevation

2000 m

Description

Western Republic of Rwanda Nyakabuee Farm It is the only washing station in the area, 2016 year harvested raw beans, complete washing The area has been growing coffee trees since ancient times. In the vicinity of the missionary about 1904, there is the Millionji area plantation where planting coffee seeds first in Rwanda country and cultivating. At Nyakabuue farms, experienced and excellent producers are involved in cultivating coffee trees and producing high-quality beans.

Taste Notes

dry fig, raisin, rosemary, long after taste

Process

WASHED

Elevation

1,650 - 1,800 Meter

Description

The Hanvera area located in Ethiopia, Oromia State has an altitude of 1900 - 2300 m (The altitude of site and plantation farm "ALAKA" Including the height of the production area of ​​2100 m → OUTGROWER), the area is the site, It is about 142ha in size with nursery and plantation together. The temperature is 8 to 24 degrees C in the dry season and the temperature difference is large, and for coffee development It is a place with good weather conditions. A selection facility, around Hanbela site, is a plantation farm. "ALAKA" "BISHAR FUGU" surround the east and west, others, 11 OUTGROWER (external producer) plantations with rich forests It is surrounding. Especially for forest soil, plan for acquiring rain forest alliance It is a tation and Irrigate so that spring water will spread throughout the forest By doing so we have plentiful mulch, very soft ground. METAD company has strict quality control standards, namely seed bed cultivation · planting · crop quality maintenance · harvest · processing · transportation It is applied to the whole process of coffee production. In areas where we are cooperating with the US International Development Agency (USAID) In the "Outgrower (external producer) program" that is being done, we asked local farmers who are members, at the time of harvest METAD staff is instructing necessary work before and after.

Taste Notes

dry orange, lime, black tea, bergamot honey, smooth improve

Varietal

Grade G1

Process

Washed

Elevation

1,900 - 2,300

Description

It is said that various varieties are still growing in the southwestern Jima region even now, and it is a treasure trove of precious genetic resources. It is said that famous Geisha species are derived from this Jima region. In Ethiopian coffee, the most characteristic on flavor are Irgachev and Coffee of Fern. Floral, tea, lemon, elegant, ginger, cinnamon etc. We have various flavors. Geisha became a topic because the flavor of Ethiopian coffee is valuable in the specialty coffee industry. Irgachev means "wetlands and their grass" in the local language. As the words suggest, this area is blessed with water sources and is a place suitable for producing high quality wash coffee. In addition, it is 1600 m or more, in the high place, the altitude of the cultivation area as high as 2200 m, the gentle landscape, the temperature difference between the day and night (10 ℃ in the morning and the evening, near 30 ℃ in the daytime), productivity is low, Like the Tipika species, young leaves are bronze, old type varieties with large lateral branches, organic fertilizers (coffee-derived waste, livestock excreta, etc.), fertile soils, and so on, that is suitable for coffee cultivation I can do it. The Ethiopian coffee tree (right in the picture) has a long branch hanging from the top and has an arch like shape. When harvesting, harvest one grain per grain while descending the branch. It is not a kind that fruits together like Central and South America, but because of its long interval, productivity and harvesting efficiency is a tremendous time-consuming tree. Currently in Ethiopia, coffee must be paid to the exchanges (ECX), except for some exceptions such as state-owned farms (relatively large) and agricultural cooperatives. In the case of Irgachev, lots carried in ECX are classified according to district and grade, but basically the lot will be mixed. This is the reason why quality is not stable. In case In recent years in the world of specialty coffee, attention is gaining attention for natural coffee. However, it is not overly ripe or dirty like before, it is natural with cleanliness. Especially, I contributed greatly to the quality improvement of this Irgachev G1 natural, High quality cherry which becomes washmed usually is finished specially natural. A thorough disadvantage on African bed I am putting my emphasis on education of bean removal and slow drawing. In the sunny 11-15 o'clock time period, cover the cherry with vinyl sheets (picture right). This is to protect cherries and prevent sudden drying. In addition to the high altitude, in this area just under the equator, if the sunshine is too strong, it will damage cherries and parchment, causing turbidity in the taste. Also, in a regular drying period of 10 days, it slowly dries over 20 days (slow drying), making water in the coffee uniform, creating a complicated yet clean taste. It has become clear that gentle drying has a great influence on the preservability of raw beans in consuming countries. After drying, threshing raw beans are screened by hand pick after machine selection, and high quality natural coffee is completed. The method is simple, but human power greatly affects quality.

Taste Notes

strawberry, rose hip, sweet and round mouth feel

Varietal

Ethiopia lineage variety

Process

1 Cherry harvested by small-scale farmers is brought to a neighboring washing plant or sales office 2 Extend the cherry to the African bed 3 Whole owner and water washing plant that slowly dries over 20 days while stirring cherries and eliminating defects 4 After dry milling at a threshing factory, purification Harvest time From late November until around January Grade G1

Elevation

2,000 m in altitude

Description

A cherry harvested by producers around the factory is brought to the factory Hand sorting only red fruits Pulping, fermentation, soaking (immersed in clean water), water washing Dried sun-dried in African bed, dry milled in a threshing factory, refined Kenya is known as one of the best coffee producing countries in the world. In the top class lot, there is a scent like wine, fruit, spice, high quality bright sour, body, sweet taste, clearly understand the difference with other countries' coffee. In traditional Kenya traditional and polite production is done. There is a water washing factory in the village, and the producer brings cherries there. Before bringing in, you must do hand cherry hand selection as shown in the right picture. Thereafter, peeling with a water flow gravity selection pulper, fermentation process, soaking (immersed in clean water all day and night), water washing in water, sun drying of parchment with African bed (shelf), stabilization of parchment (30 to 40 It is done for threshing by the wooden silo around the day for the stability of the flavor.) Through the threshing refining. Whether we are under guidance from a washing factory such as cultivation, fertilizer application, agricultural chemicals or not, whether it is running or not, will greatly affect quality. In addition, each farmer has less than 1 hectare of agricultural land, the yield is about 2-3 bags converted in raw beans, and furthermore payment is also more than half a year ahead, so even at current price level there is less current appeal than other crops. In Kenya, there are two harvest seasons a year, the main crop (September to December), the major harvest, and the sub fly crop (May to July). Generally Kenya's rich quality and high quality seems to come out from the main crop in many cases. Not all Kenya lots are Kenyan coffees with good quality features. Producers with high quality of mind, cultivation, fertilization management, harvesting, production processing, sorting have a great impact on quality, as there are considerable gaps in quality. Selection of good quality lot requires a lot of labor. It is the highest peak Kenya reminiscent of grape and mint. Clean acid is impressive Kenya

Taste Notes

blackcurrant, cranberry, juicy floral and complex

Varietal

SL 28, SL 34

Process

A cherry harvested by producers around the factory is brought to the factory Hand sorting only red fruit, pulping, fermentation, soaking (to be immersed in clean water), water washing Dried sun-dried in African bed, dry milled in a threshing factory, refined

Elevation

1800 ~ 2000 m

Description

The Hanvera area located in Ethiopia, Oromia State has an altitude of 1900 - 2300 m (The altitude of site and plantation farm "ALAKA" Including the height of the production area of ​​2100 m → OUTGROWER), the area is the site, It is about 142ha in size with nursery and plantation together. The temperature is 8 to 24 degrees C in the dry season and the temperature difference is large, and for coffee development It is a place with good weather conditions. A selection facility, around Hanbela site, is a plantation farm. "ALAKA" "BISHAR FUGU" surround the east and west, others, 11 OUTGROWER (external producer) plantations with rich forests It is surrounding. Especially for forest soil, plan for acquiring rain forest alliance It is a tation and Irrigate so that spring water will spread throughout the forest By doing so we have plentiful mulch, very soft ground. METAD company has strict quality control standards, namely seed bed cultivation · planting · crop quality maintenance · harvest · processing · transportation It is applied to the whole process of coffee production. In areas where we are cooperating with the US International Development Agency (USAID) In the "Outgrower (external producer) program" that is being done, we asked local farmers who are members, at the time of harvest METAD staff is instructing necessary work before and after.

Taste Notes

strawberry, grape, red wine, sweet and round mouth feel

Varietal

Ethiopia lineage variety

Process

SUN DRIED

Elevation

1,900 m and around 2,300 m