CP Select Ethiopian Harrar
Flavor notes: mellow dried berries, full body, and coco
This full-natural sun-dried coffee is sourced from select areas of the region and the cherries are meticulously hand sorted, dried, milled and hand sorted again to near zero defects.
The coffee isn't washed during processing giving it a wilder quality than the washed Ethiopians (Sidamos, Yirgachefes.) Great as a component in your espresso.
- Origin: East Africa
- Region: Harari People's Regional State, Ethiopia
- Farm: Variety - CP Select chosen for quality and consistency
- Variety: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
- Altitude: 3900 - 6900 feet
- Process: Full Natural, dried on raised beds in the sun
- Growing Season: March through November
- Harvest/Shipping: Harvest starts in November and first shipments head out in December.
- Certifications: n/a
The birthplace of the coffee plant continues to produce the most ancient and some of the most unique coffees in the world. Ethiopian Moka is a dry-processed coffee from Harrar.
The coffee isn't washed during processing giving it a wilder quality than the washed Ethiopians (Sidamos, Yirgachefes). One of the first "specialty coffees" it rarely made it to Europe and the Americas as the Saudis traditionally paid the most for these beans. Used today as a substitute for Yemen Mocha. Look for the classic berry note.
Great as a component in your espresso. (BTW- Mocha or Moka is (was) the name of the African port the coffee was shipped from - closed by a giant sandbar in the early 20th century).
This bean is produced by Abdirashid Abdullahi, the nephew of the legendary Ogsadey who produced the world famous Horse coffee brand. The extra hand sorting brings this bean to near zero defects, bringing out a cup quality matching the glory days of the Harrar Horse coffee brand.
By the way... What's CP Select? Well, coffee is a yearly crop and much like wine, some crops really sing. While all Specialty Coffee farmers do their best and many farms are extremely consistent, sometimes the magic moves around. On our menu you'll see a number of farms called out by name; La Minita, Kauai Coffee, La Torcaza and others with established records for high quality and consistency. But you'll also see a number of choices we call CP Select. CP Select choices are instances where things need to change in order to stay the same. And that's where we're a little different.
Our CP Select choices like our Estate choices are chosen for their high quality in combination with choosing for consistency from order to order. That's for you. This can be an important element when you've found a type of coffee you love or a certain blend you've created that you want to maintain. Perfection is a difficult goal but we do strive for that ongoing level of quality and consistency in each CP Select choice; that its same as possible each time you order. While those CP Select coffees do lose their bag to bag pedigrees as we source our beans different farms as we search for our choices. They do carry our brand on the site, that's our seal of approval as a CP Select choice. Familiarity and consistency order to order. Our philosophy in the beans menu is one of "jewels and jeans." We absolutely have jewels such as Cup of Excellence beans and many other extraordinary Rock Stars of coffee. And, we also offer super high quality "blue jeans" of coffee; familiar, comfortable, worry-free, trustworthy, high-quality daily drivers. These are our CP Select beans. Equal quality chosen for repeat orders.