Hunkute (organic) 149,-
We have been buying coffee from the Hunkute cooperative for many years now and every year we always notice that the coffee tastes better towards the end of the year compared to the beginning of the year when it has a tendency to be less aromatic and taste more green. After the green coffee has had some rest the flavours tend to open up and the coffee gets more floral and aromatic. We always say that last year's crop is better than the fresh crop when we cup fresh crop samples and taste the two harvests side by side. But with some patience we always find the coffee to taste better and better throughout the year. The coffee from Hunkute also tends to taste fresh for a very long time most likely because of the dense beans and slow drying. These are the reasons why I feel that it is a good thing to wait a bit with releasing this coffee. It means we start selling it when it is at its best and also in a period of the year when we are starting to sell out of many of the other coffees we carry throughout the year.
Jasmine, lemon, tea and bergamot.
Several smallholders farmers
Dalle, Sidama, Ethiopia
1800 – 2000 masl. Various trees are used to give shade for the coffee trees.
Cherries are hand picked by the smallholder farmers that are members of the cooperative. After harvest the coffee cherries are hand sorted to get rid of unripes and overripes before the cherries are delivered for processing. A traditional disc pulper separates the skin and pulp from the parchment coffee. The parchment coffee is fermented under water for 24-36 hours, depending on the weather conditions. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and graded in washing channels in two different grades, based on density, before it gets soaked under clean water in tanks for another 12-24 hours. This lot is of the best grade which consists of beans of higher density. After washing, the coffee is sun dried for 10 – 15 days on African drying beds. The Hunkute cooperative are certified as an organic producer and the coffee is certified organic by Debio Norway, NO-ØKO-01.