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About this coffee
TASTING NOTES: Beautiful fragrant floral aroma, super sweet stone fruits, peach and apricots with a lingering fruity finish.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Ayele Fulasa Gesha Grade 1 Natural
Ayele Fulasa wants to find a home for ALL of his coffee in a market where he receives greater margins for his coffee. He is tired of having to work with brokers who have cheated him in the past. He says “you will love my coffee, if you try it. I put a lot of effort into making it and I want you to enjoy it!” He’s excited to work with SUCAFINA and, god willing, good things will come.
This Naturally processed was dried on African beds made from bamboo, takes 21days to dry with 7 hours, on average, drying hours per day typical natural method with frequent turning and sorting of defect cherries while drying. We also uses static water tank or floating tank to sort cherries before placing them on beds.
About Lalisaa Project
Lalisaa is a term used to describe something that is flourishing and growing. Historically, a majority of Ethiopia’s coffee producers have not been able to enjoy a direct relationship with the buyer of their coffee. This lack of transparency and equitable trade structure left most farmers with no incentive or know how to develop their crop, despite having the world’s most diverse and distinct coffee.
Due to recent changes in regulation, even the little guys can directly export their coffee to foreign markets and with Ethiopia’s staggering levels of varietal diversity, we believe that new amazing coffees are just waiting to be discovered. We have partnered with several washing stations and farmers to create truly transparent and sustainable supply chains. Sucafina Ethiopia provide training on agronomy best practices and help organize farmers into groups to wean them off the need of intermediaries in the field so they can deliver directly to the washing or drying stations. In addition to the farmer training we provide training at the washing and drying stations to ensure the farmers’ hard work is processed perfectly.
We have launched a pilot of the Lalisaa Project near Shakiso, Guji, where we have partnered with six coffee mills. This region receives ample rainfall and is marked by steep mountainous terrain. Perfect conditions to support the vast array of coffee found here. Only recently have Guji coffees been distinguished from neighbouring Sidamo and Yirgacheffe producing areas. Due to their immense quality and unique profiles however, they are quickly gaining international recognition.
It falls short of the funky Peach-Apricot Jam fruit bomb that was the 2020 Fulasha Gesha, but its still my top 5 bean of the year. Last years Fulasa Gesha was such a profound shot of coffee that my first sip brought me back to my childhood of picking up and eating tasty but partially overripened apricots that fell under the huge ancient Apricot tree in our backyard. This years Fulasa definately taste a bit less exciting, but still a good cupping.
Wonderful with the filter method.Good aroma.
Expected better from the write-up and price. Did not live up to much on the nose or in the cup unfortunately. Also, no roast date.
Quite good and unique at fragrant flora aroma, other parts are average, I really like the aroma~
ETHIOPIA – FULASA GESHA G1 – YIRGACHEFFE – NATURAL PROCESS