Fresh crop Ethiopias have got to be our favorite time of year. Refreshing, juicy, light and perfectly paired with the warm summer weather. Nano Genji lot #6 is full of mouth-watering watermelon, peach ring sweetness and nectarine like clarity to the flavor profile.
Direct from the sourcing team who made this coffee possible, Red Fox Coffee Merchants: “After 11 years of loving Nano Challa, we’re pleased to welcome Nano Genji, Nano Challa’s sibling mill, into the Agaro family. Historically once of the most coveted coffees in all of Western Ethiopia, Nano Challa membership did such an amazing job with production and processing that the tremendous premiums they were receiving caused their membership to swell to a level that pushed their capacity as far as it could go. This year, they opened Nano Genji a few miles away with brand new Penagos equipment. In 2009 when Aleco first traveled to meet the people behind the Nano Challa cooperatives, their coffees were going into the marketplace undifferentiated and undervalued. Aleco saw the unique character of their coffee and invested in developing relationships with its producers, which have grown stronger to this day.
Sweet and layered aromatics range from cardamom to spiced apple cider. An easy-drinker through and through. The cup pops with a sweet, pleasant nuttiness similar to macadamia nuts. The finish carries that fresh red apple cider taste making for an delicious coffee to crush mug after mug.
Our second offering from La Pradera! Elena, with her immense knowledge of specialty coffee in Colombia, introduced us to Hacienda La Pradera. From those first samples, we knew a longer term relationship was being born. Over the course of the last year, Dean at Ally Coffee Importers helped us develop that relationship.
Mildred Daza, owner with her husband Oscar of La Pradera, helps with administration and leads the women’s coffee project, Finca Santa Maria. A group of 22 women, all heads of their household, together operate the farm. We are proud to offer this delicious coffee for the next season!
The Castillo variety was grown at 1,800 meters above sea level and processed using the washed method.
Expect a massive amount of chocolate and caramelized sugars brightened with a juicy acidity reminiscent of perfectly ripe pears. The finish is filled with butter toffee and juicy stone fruits ranging from peach to apricot. Perfectly sessionable!
Currently comprised of 2 of our favorite Limited Release offerings: Ethiopia Nano Challa & Peru El Chasqui. In an effort to put together everything we love about an outstanding espresso, great development of mouthfeel and sweetness while maintaining the integrity of acidity of our single origin offerings, "Coast to Coast" was born.