Ethiopian Konga, Wote Cooperative

It is not typical of us to introduce 2 coffees from the same growing region at once, but this is something new for us starting this year.  We have 2 (soon 3) Costa Rican's and 3 El Salvador offerings coming in the next few weeks.  We find it's such a great opportunity for you to discover different flavour characteristics a country has to offer when you are able to taste different farm/cooperative offerings, from the same growing region, side by side.

Ethiopian KONGA

Before we made this decision, we would often have to decide not to purchase an amazing coffee because we already had an offering negotiated from that region.  Well luckily, not anymore.  What we have to show you from Ethiopia this year are 2 coffees from Ethiopia's Yirgacheffe growing region.  Our first offering is the Ethiopian Top Lot ECX which is a fully washed coffee and we're pairing this with a natural processed Typica from the Wote Cooperative which we are calling Ethiopian Konga.

This coffee is from the Wote Konga Zone of Yirgacheffe. Yirgacheffe is a major town in the central southern Ethiopia, located in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region.

This particular coffee is naturally sun-dried on raised drying beds, separating it from some of their other washed varietals.  Extra care is taken to select only the ripest/reddest cherries for this project.  Careful hand sorting of these cherries happens during the long drying time.  This extra care is what makes this coffee so remarkably clean and uniform in the cup.

The very respected Wote Konga Cooperative produces approximately 900 bags of coffee a year from the 600 farmers who grow them.  Some other important information about this coffee:

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony June 3rd!

Ethiopian coffee ceremony Analog Cafe and Fratello Coffee are honored to be hosting a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony this Friday June 3rd at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market!

Please join us at 11am on Friday June 3rd at Analog Cafe at the Calgary Farmers Market to take part in this ceremony. We are very pleased to have Fikerte Neguisse and Maron Abera from Amharic Immersion Calgary lead us in this ancient Ethiopian tradition. They are excited to share this tradition with you. They will be roasting and uniquely preparing  our Fratello Ethiopian Sidamo Ardi right at Analog Cafe.

Fratello Coffee Roasters and Analog Cafe are honored that we can help bring this part of coffee tradition to you in Calgary and hope that you are able to join us June 3rd at 11am!

Discover African Coffee! Public cupping March 12th.

Its time for another free public cupping event which will be help this Friday March 12th at 1:30.

We are going to be tasting 13 different varieties of African's from 5 different countries:

I hope that many of you can make it as we are sure to discover some amazing flavors.  Our office is located at:

4021 - 9th Street SE in Calgary.

Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe- Idido Misty Valley

Fratello Coffee is introducing an exciting new coffee to our portfolio at the end of May.  We have found an Organic fresh crop Ethiopian that we just had to buy which is replacing the Kembata currently available.

 

 

 

 

Flavor description: Intense tropical fruits, blueberry and strawberry in both the aromas and long lingering flavors.  Thick syrupy body and full of character, yet notably clean and bright through out. 

Grade: 1

Region: Idido, Gedeo Zone Yirgacheffe

Processing: Natural / Dry-Processed

Crop: February 2009

Varietal: Heirloom and Longberry

Cupping Score: 91

 

 

 

 

Ethiopia, the birth place of coffee has 5 growing regions, each producing very distinct characteristics from the other.  In the south of Ethiopia is a district called Yirgacheffe which is just north of the Kenyan border.  Yirgacheffe is currently producing the most exotic flavor profiles in this country and possible the world.  

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