Ethiopia - Zinabu Abamecha

Natural processed, single-estate Ethiopian by Zinabu Abamecha. For the second year in a row, we are happy to present to you this tropical fruit salad with plenty of floral notes.

Lovely coffee for the colder and darker months with all brewing methods.

 

Filter coffee:
A sweet cup of tropical fruits (passion fruit, pineapple, banana), hibiscus, watermelon, and chocolate.

Espresso:

Jammy cup with highlighted apricot marmalade together with flavors of strawberry, vanilla, cacao, dried plum, and green apple. White wine acidity.

 

With milk:

Delicate florals combined with sweet jammy apricot and mandarine. Pomegranate aftertaste.

 

The Producer:

 

We met Zinabu Abamecha on his farm in early 2020 when we were traveling in Ethiopia. Our goal for the trip was to reach out to independent producers to find outstanding coffee and form direct long-term relationships. His high altitude forest farm is situated in the heart of Kaffa appellation, south-western Ethiopia. The coffee trees grow in lush primary forests with heavy canopy shading them from bright sun and sometimes heavy rains. 

 

Our sourcing partner for Ethiopia, Belco Coffee, runs a project called Forrest Coffee led by Delphine Ayerbe and Jacques Chambrillon. The project focuses on coffees grown in high-altitude, primary forest habitats that are extremely rare and fragile ecosystems. Farmers who live next to their indigenous arabica trees are under economic pressure and therefore, so are the forests they cultivate in. Belco collaborates with farmers by studying farm ecosystems, advising on processing and farming methods, and spreading knowledge of forest-grown coffee. 

 

Zinabu has found his passion in coffee cultivation after years as a physics teacher.  When we met at the beginning of 2020 what struck us most was the state of his farm. While part of the farm was neatly organized and pruned, the other part is an untouched forest. Huge shade trees cover the farm and the amount of flora was overwhelming. Zinabu is dedicated to preserving the natural state of his land and cultivating domestic, indigenous varieties. In a country with one of the most rapidly growing populations in the world, indigenous forest areas turn to farmland for food at a growing speed. In many cases, coffee cultivation by a committed farmer helps to preserve these rare ecosystems where coffee grows wild.

Ethiopia - Zinabu Abamecha

13,90 €Price
1 Kilogram
  • Flavor notes: Tropical fruit salad (banana, pineapple, passionfruit), hibiscus, watermelon

    Producer: Zinabu Abamecha
    Origin: Ginbo, Kaffa
    Variety: 74110 (Ethiopian Heirloom)
    Processing: Natural 
    Altitude: 1820 masl
    Importer: Belco
    Beginning of the relationship: 2020
    FOB Price: 6,65$/kg

  • Please keep in mind that our roast day is Monday. All orders received before Monday 10.00 will be shipped at the latest on Wednesday.