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A new special release has arrived. But it’s not just any special release.
You’re in for a treat. We might be biased because we love Ethiopian beans in general – but this is really an intense, delicious coffee which sums up why the region’s coffees are world class.
Why you’ll love it
Region: Harrar Arsi
Varietal: Original Heirloom Ethiopian Root Stock
The Ethiopian Harrar Arsi grows in a hilltop city in the Eastern Highlands of Ethiopia called Harrar. Coffee plantations began growing in this region over 2000 years ago, and thrive due to the perfect coffee growing conditions. This is a local heirloom coffee which is traditionally processed as sundried.
Sun-dried natural coffee processing is where the coffee fruit is dried on the bean to intensify the sugar and the unique flavours of the coffee itself. The tastes are accentuated through the altitude, soil and climate of the region.
The farms are small with community processing mills and usually located lower down the slopes of the mountains. The Harrar region is in the east and expands through the large wide desert areas towards Somalia. The climate is drier and warmer than the other coffee growing regions like Sidamo in the south or Djimma in the west. Historically, this coffee is demanded in Saudi Arabia, where it is roasted very lightly to a cinnamon color, but infused heavily with spices.
This is truly an amazing coffee that anyone can celebrate in any cup across the world.
First when you open the packet the intense coffee aroma is wonderful and a promise of a wonderful taste experience ahead. I am an avid coffee drinker but never just any old coffee. I’ve been a Jasper fan for a long time and tried most of what they offer but Harrar Arsi is by far the best I’ve tasted. The taste lives up to the aroma. Just a dribble of milk and I’m totally hooked on it.