This sweet and smooth coffee is from the Aramo Mill in the renowned Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. The coffee was grown by various smallholder farmers at altitudes between 1,900 and 2,100 metres above sea level.
Yirgacheffe Aramo Shade grown, ripe cherries are delivered to the mill for careful sorting, to select only the ripest.The cherries are dried in the sun on raised African beds for approximately 12 – 15 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The beans are covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.
Aramo is in Yirgacheffe district in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals – which grow wild in Ethiopia – are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup.
- Country: Ethiopia
- Region: Yirgacheffe
- Altitude: 1,900 to 2,100 metres above sea level
- Varietal: Indigenous heirloom
- Processing: Natural & dried on raised African beds
- Farmer: Various smallholder farmers
- Mill: Aramo
- Mill Manager: Dirshaye
- 19g in
- 40g out
- in 30 – 35 seconds
- 60g per litre
- Steep for 4 minutes
- Stir and scoop off the crust
- Wait a further minute for grounds to settle
- Either pour slowly without plunging using the lid as a filter or
- Gently push the plunger the bottom and pour slowly.
- ENJOY YOUR COFFEE