We've been impressed with a number of Ethiopian crops this year, and this one is no exception. Tart, sweet, AND good body? It's not often that a coffee marries all of these so well.
- Weston Schnetz
Kolla Bolcha comes to us from the Agaro region of Western Ethiopia, bringing with it a ripe fruit character, a heavy cola sweetness, and a lustrous, honeyed mouthfeel. Kolla Bolcha’s processing is immaculate, leading to an incredible showcase of the coffee’s natural potential for a ridiculously long time off harvest. The secret? After Penagos processing equipment mechanically removes most of the fruit and mucilage from the seeds, they soak overnight in fiberglass tanks, allowing any remaining sugars to be fully removed from their surface so that the coffees are perfectly clean by the time they hit the drying beds for the eight-plus days they’ll need to dry.
- Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Date, Apricot
- Region: Agaro Gera, Ethiopia
- Producer: Kolla Bolcha Washing Station
- Cultivar: Ethiopia Landraces
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1900-2200M