Organic Summer Solstice
Producer: Kubi Kebele and Worka Chelbessa, SNAP Trading
48-72 hour Wet Fermentation, Washed, Dried on Raised Beds
November 2022 - February 2023
Worka Chelbessa and Kubi, Gedeb, Gedeo
Summer Solstice Blend is a celebration of those long days of summer when the sun lingers, cicadas hum and time slows. It’s a magical season here in the Driftless -- one spent floating down the river, tending overabundant gardens, and gathering around late night fires under the stars. This coffee invites us to slow down, be present and let the glory of summer take us in.
In the cup, we experienced flavors peach, lemon and soft finish of dark chocolate.
Coffee from the Communities of the Kubi Kebele
For us, there’s no better place to source bright and sweet coffees for Summer Solstice than Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee as we know it. Ethiopian coffees are known for their exceptional sugary sweetness, interlaced with refined citrus and stone fruit flavors, amongst dense flowery aromatics, which creates a mystical and enlivening cup experience for even the most discerning coffee drinkers.
Over the years we’ve continued to return to the region of Gedeo, where our sourcing partners at SNAP Trading have managed to separate coffees from individual communities (also known as kebeles). Smallholders from two villages, Worka Chelbessa and Kubi, deliver fresh coffee cherries to their localized washing stations, allowing for the preservation and quality of freshly picked coffee cherries. These cherries are particularly dense, lending to the intensity of flavors we find in the coffee. We find this selection everything we love about the best Ethiopian coffees.
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