Ethiopia Kaffa - Michiti Coop II

Dried peach and Earl Grey tea in a very balanced cup, with brightness and substantial, creamy body. Notes of rose hips and hibiscus lend a complexity to the cup profile. Dark notes are especially fruited with flavors of pineapple and citrus. The finish reveals a spice mix of fresh ginger, cinnamon stick, a hint of allspice. The roast notes, especially in the City+ to Full City range, have a compelling "sugar-browning" note, with the interacting flavors of caramel, butter and vanilla. The Full City roast makes for a great SO espresso too. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Style Machine Washed
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Sep 23 2013
Lot size 100bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade 2
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City + produces the most transparent cup character, but the coffee can take a wide range of roasts and still display unique Kaffa cup tastes.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Michiti is a cooperative in the far Western are of Ethiopia called Kaffa, where coffee is said to originate as a understory plant in the dense forests. Michiti has been our favorite coffee from this area, and has 260 coop members growing coffee on small farms at a range of 1700 to 1900 meters. In this area, the idea of a coffee farm might need to be defined more specifically; much coffee is simply planted in the forests, untended, then harvested when ripe. Other coffee is simply found growing wild and harvested. A few farms are more intentionally planted, pruned, and improved over time. The cooperative has received assistance in their business organization and accounting, agronomy and processing, as well as in marketing the coffee. They also paid a record dividend to farmers this year after the harvest, based on the premium price we paid for their coffee. And it deserves it!
The dry fragrance has a unique scent, with rich sweetness, honey and marzipan, along with a restrained dried peach hint. With a little more roast, there is a chocolate brownie note, rounded out with baking spices. Adding the hot water, the aromatics change to jasmine pearl tea, raw sugar, butter, vanilla, and a bit of ginger on break. This interesting blend of sweetness and spice with such a clean and clear distinction is something unexpected in Kaffa coffee; which are historically dry-processed, leaving these notes buried behind processing flavors. The cup has the same character, with dried peach and Earl Grey tea. It's a very balanced cup in this respect, with brightness and substantial, creamy body. Notes of rose hips and hibiscus lend a complexity to the cup profile. Dark notes are especially fruited with flavors of pineapple and citrus. The finish reveals a spice mix of fresh ginger, cinnamon stick, a hint of allspice. The roast notes, especially in the City+ to Full City range, have a compelling "sugar-browning" note, with the interacting flavors of caramel, butter and vanilla. The Full City roast makes for a great SO espresso too.