Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adisu Kidane Natural
I've been excited about this coffee for so long I could barely contain myself. Some of our favorite coffee is natural processed Ethiopia Halo Bariti. And this is a microlot from within the Halo Bariti co-op. It's a spectacular find.
Adisu Kidane is the leader of the co-op of 255 farmers in wild, remote Halo Bariti. He sorted his crop to a grade 1 status and kept it separated from the rest of the coffee and sold it at a premium.
It has the same sweetness and complexity as the big Halo Bariti lot but just is elevated. Very clean, very sweet, enjoyable acidity. We're noting tastes of cotton candy, citrus, flowers, and blueberry poptarts.
It is being marketed and officially labeled as a Yirgacheffe, but its really too far south to be part of Yirgacheffe. Halo Bariti is a new fair-trade organic co-op that has only been in existence since 2012. The members of the co-op own their own land and can boast that they have the highest altitude to work within the entire country of Ethiopia (4800 to 6800 feet above sea level). It's an area where wild, heirloom coffee grows naturally, and even though this co-op is cultivating the coffee plants for commercial sale, they still grow heirloom varietals native to their land, some of which aren't grown anywhere else in the world.