Notes: Floral / Peach / Black Tea.
This year from our favourite Origin, Ethiopia, we have gone for something new in the Atkinsons stable. For the first time we have a Washed and a Natural from the same Terroir. So the beans will all have been harvested from the same countryside, at the same altitude, made up of the same heirloom varieties, grown in the same rich red volcanic soil. The only difference being the Process.
Guji Hambella is the result of intensive work being done on the ground in Ethiopia to ensure we are sourcing the best traceable lots. When we tasted table after table of pre-shipment samples, Hambella won time and time again in blind cuppings against all-comers. The Washed is wet-pulped into washing channels, soaked in fermentation tanks then placed on raised beds to dry. Its acidity is bright. Its juiciness akin to passion fruit and mango.
Origin: Hambella, Ethiopia. Processing: Washed. Altitude: 1980msl. Variety: Heirloom. Washing Station: Hambella Guji.