This beautiful coffee introduces itself with a sweet aroma of marzipan and bright notes of raspberry and hibiscus. Its soft body is balanced by blackcurrant acidity and star fruit sweetness. Look for notes of black tea and navel orange along with a spiced finish of cinnamon, sage, and cocoa.
95 Points from Coffee Review, January 2021: "A rare single-farm Ethiopia, meticulously grown and processed by Dafis Abafita: elegant, deep, lively, compelling."
5 Stars from Roast Ratings, January 2021
Producer: Dafis Abafita
Farm: Dafis Abafita's Farm
Region: Oromia, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia
Altitude: 6,726 feet | 2,050 masl
Varietal: Heirloom, JARC 74110 & 74165
Notes: Raspberry, Black Tea, Navel Orange
Imported by our friends at Crop to Cup.
Dafis operates his own farm near the village of Beshasha and does not buy from out-growers or neighbors. 90% of his harvest grades out to bean size at or above screen 14, which points to the special care he puts into picking at peak ripeness. In 2019 he began to export under his own license, and the positive results of this passion for coffee can be seen in the cup.
Beshasha is one of the cultural and political centers of the Oromia region and culture. When growing up here, Dafis stayed back to support his family farm while a few others in his family went on to attend high school. His brother, Abiy Ahmed, went on to be elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 2018, soon followed by the Nobel Peace Prize. Together, these two brothers represent not only a major victory for regional peace, but also a stake in the ground for Beshasha, the larger Agaro and Jimma regions and their central economic pride—coffee.