Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

Ethiopia Agaro Sadi Loya Coop

Farm Description

The Sadi Loya cooperative is located near Agaro town, in the Jimma Zone of Western Ethiopia. It's a relatively smaller coop, and serves the local farm members by acting as a central collection site for their coffees. With the help of the cooperative union that they are part of (Kata Muduga), they are able to offer services to members such as agronomical training and financial loans, as well as afford the farmers a link to the international coffee market. Sadi Loya were one of four coops to receive a $52k grant in USAID money in order to help them build out a more sophisticated wet milling operation. This is the first year we bought coffee from Sadi Loya (and may be the first year their coffee was exported to the US at all), and were pleased by the cup cleanliness, and subtleties found in our lighter roasts. We tested this coffee as dark as Full City (roughly 25 degrees F after the beginning of 1st crack), but found that much of the restrained top notes sensed in our City and City+ roasts were lost to bittersweetness and roast tone.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance has a delicate sweetness to it that lies somewhere between simple syrup and refined honey, clear and succinct. Both fragrance and aromatics have perfumed floral smells too, like lavender and honey suckle, and refined sugar undercurrents. The flavor profile is a bit subdued, and the top notes sensed in the cup take the form of fruit gum, dried green apple, and intimations of lemon-flavored tea. Floral notes hover overhead, and are a bit more like hop-florals when brewed, still showing hints of the more perfumed varieties sensed in fragrance too. The cool cup is sweet, and clean, and tea-like herbals hint in the aftertaste. This coffee really opens up with rest too, and I tasted a marked difference in floral complexity at 48 hours rest than just a day out of the roaster.

August 2017 Arrival

Score

88.7

Lot Size

100 x 60kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City to City+; we recommend keeping this on the lighter side to highlight top notes

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Heirloom Varietals    

Grade & Appearance

Grade 1; .4 d/300gr, 15+ Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Available in 50 pound GrainPro packages for $234.50 ($4.69/pound) and in 100 pound GrainPro packages for $454.00 ($4.54/pound). Note that 100 pound bags must ship freight. Also available as a 300g sample.
Sampling FAQs

Ethiopia white honey is a lot like Ethiopian coffee, complex, densely sweet, and quite floral

Cherry ripening in the forest, Agaro

Hauling sacks of ripe cherry to the processing station for wet milling

 

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