About the bean
Not surprisingly, this is a sweet offering!
Honey processing is the middle ground between washed processing and natural/dry processing: the cherry peel is removed but some amount of the sticky, honey-like mucilage remains while the beans dry.
Honey-processed beans are assigned a colour to indicate the amount of light the bean is exposed to during drying. These particular beans are “yellow honey,” meaning that they dried after one week of exposure to light and are the fastest drying of the honey-processed beans.
Our Nicaragua Fair Trade Organic SHG EP Yellow Honey comes from the 25 de Marzo Cooperative, which is made up of around 49 members, 15 of whom are women, cultivating 140 hectares of coffee. The main varieties grown are Caturra and Catuai.
Expect a round body, bright acidity and lemon-like aftertaste.Roast recommendation: City+ to Full City+. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here.
About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.