Ethiopia - Ansora - Israel Degfa - Anaerobic Natural
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This release marks the third year running we have bought the beautiful coffees from producer Israel Degfa. Following last year's sucess with his Bale Mountain and Uraga we have now also added his very unique “Debeka” and his Anaerobic fermented “Ansora” to our autumn offer list.
This coffee is has gone through semi-carbonic maceration, which means the coffee was loaded into tanks for 36 hrs. The coffee on top of the tank crushes coffees on the bottom, which releases CO2 creating an anaerobic environment and influencing the coffee’s flavor. The extremely high altitude allows the cherries to mature slowly and therefore creating a very complex fruity coffee.
Israel focuses on sustainability programs and second payment for his growers which ultimately promotes better quality coffee. Being very particular with his quality control where they carefully select the cherries, slowly dry the coffees on raised beds, and practice meticulous processing methods all add to a better quality cup.
This coffee is very intense and complex. Bold notes of black currant and sweet red berries develop into a spicy cinnamon and clove aftertaste.