WHY WE LOVE IT: Dazzling on their own and even better together, this mix of Ethiopian regions and processing brings a symphony of flavors and creates a very unique taste experience.
DESCRIPTION: raspberry candy, hibiscus, dulce de leche
VARIETIES: Heirloom, Kurume
ALTITUDE: 1,800 - 2,200 m
PROCESSING: washed and natural
REGION: Yirgacheffe and Oromia
- The Naga Singage Adorsi Washing Station was founded in 2001 and purchased by its current owner, Tetsi Coffee, in 2018.
Tiqist Waqo has been in coffee for over 21 years. Her farm is 8 hectares (about 20 acres) big and sits over 2000 meters above sea level.
Nano Genji did such an amazing job with their processing that the demand allowed them to buy brand new processing equipment along with dozens of drying beds to accommodate their growing membership.
It's no secret that we love Ethiopian coffee. Each year, we taste many exceptional coffees from various regions and then stress over which ones to choose. So, we asked ourselves a question: what if we made it easier on ourselves and combined three very different, very delicious coffees from Ethiopia into one very distinctive blend? What if this mix of processes, regions, and flavors together represented the best of what Ethiopia has to offer? Thus, 3thiopia was born, and this is our second iteration of a very popular (and tasty) blend.
The washed component is a former favorite, Ethiopia Naga Singage. Hailing from the Naga Singage Adorsi Washing Station in Yirgacheffe, this coffee contributes clean, light notes of peach and jasmine. The other washed component is our recent feature, Ethiopia Nano Genji #6. The lot's pristine fruity and floral notes are a testament to the work of a cooperative that pays its members high premiums and relentlessly focuses on quality from picking to processing. Finally, the natural component is from female producer Tiqist Waqo. We first bought her coffee for our popular 'Tis the Season blend in 2019, and this year's lot is once again of exceptional quality and lends the blend its deep red fruity characteristics.
What began as a fun experiment evolved into a palate-defying symphony of flavor. The three coffees come together as one incredible blend, showing off the best of Ethiopia’s diverse flavor profile. Floral, stone fruit, berries, sweets, and teas -- this blend features them all, and something new presents itself with each brew. Three coffees from two regions of coffee’s original home, 3thiopia is the result of a wild experiment gone incredibly right.