Klatch Coffee - Ethiopia Buku Hambela Natural - 310 grams.

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Our newest Ethiopian Buku Hambela Naturalhas intense flavors of blueberry jam,peach and cantaloupe. The sealed, oxygen-less environment encourages specific microbial interactions, often resulting in bright, fruity naturals with complex floral and citrus notes.

This lot has been carefully prepared in a raised Dry African Bed which slots in the area of Buku, a District of Hambela Wamena in the broader Guji Zone. This coffee has been picked matured with the strict supervision from the farmer Esayas Beriso whose families are dependent on coffee farming. Buku is one of the highest elevated coffee growing areas in Ethiopia with a pick altitude of 2,350 meters above sea level where this coffee is grown and prepared. The farm plots are scattered with the coffee trees looking healthier and are located at distant. Farmers in the surrounding area transport the red cherry picked through horses due to the uneven topography of the village.

Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherry and deliver it to the station. At intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours. After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry. Grades in Ethiopia depend on visual inspection for defects and on cup quality. Grade 1 is considered the highest quality coffee. Grade 1 and 2 are considered specialty coffee, grade 3-9 are classified as commercial coffee. Grade 1 is free of cup faults and taints and has zero quakers.

Our in-country partner has been experimenting with new processing methods as a way to increase value and stand out among a growing number of specialty washing stations in Ethiopia. They have been trialing anaerobic fermentation with several of their washing stations in Yirgacheffe since 2015.

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Ethiopia Buku Hambela Natural

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$23.95 / 310 grams.
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Medium-Light

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Bright Fruity

ACIDITY

Citrus

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Blueberry Jam, Cantaloupe, Peach

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Our newest Ethiopian Buku Hambela Naturalhas intense flavors of blueberry jam,peach and cantaloupe. The sealed, oxygen-less environment encourages specific microbial interactions, often resulting in bright, fruity naturals with complex floral and citrus notes.

This lot has been carefully prepared in a raised Dry African Bed which slots in the area of Buku, a District of Hambela Wamena in the broader Guji Zone. This coffee has been picked matured with the strict supervision from the farmer Esayas Beriso whose families are dependent on coffee farming. Buku is one of the highest elevated coffee growing areas in Ethiopia with a pick altitude of 2,350 meters above sea level where this coffee is grown and prepared. The farm plots are scattered with the coffee trees looking healthier and are located at distant. Farmers in the surrounding area transport the red cherry picked through horses due to the uneven topography of the village.

Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherry and deliver it to the station. At intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours. After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry. Grades in Ethiopia depend on visual inspection for defects and on cup quality. Grade 1 is considered the highest quality coffee. Grade 1 and 2 are considered specialty coffee, grade 3-9 are classified as commercial coffee. Grade 1 is free of cup faults and taints and has zero quakers.

Our in-country partner has been experimenting with new processing methods as a way to increase value and stand out among a growing number of specialty washing stations in Ethiopia. They have been trialing anaerobic fermentation with several of their washing stations in Yirgacheffe since 2015.

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1993
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Heather Perry
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Good Food Awards Winner - 2012, 2016, 2017 & 2020
Small Franchise/Chain Champion - 2016, 2017, 2018
Top 10 Coffee of the Year - Coffee Review- 2018
Golden Bean - 2023 - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze
Micro Roaster of the Year - Roast Magazine - 2009
World's Best Espresso, World Barista Championships -2007
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Klatch Coffee is a woman-owned, family-operated coffee company based in Southern California and distributed worldwide. We source, roast, and brew our own coffee, and apply our scientific method to accomplish a taste best described with expletives and exclamations. Some say it’s obsessive, we say it’s fun. Our methodical approach is a mix of coffee artistry and mad science — obsessively meticulous and thoroughly documented over many tastings to get it just right. We call it our “peak of flavor method,” and it’s earned us a spot on the world coffee stage for three decades and counting. Here at Klatch, we spend a lot of energy searching for and studying about the best coffee we can offer. We value people and planet before profit, and at Klatch Coffee, the conversation around coffee never stops. Our Klatch Direct Trade Coffee journey begins with a partnership with like-minded producers - those who share our same commitment to ethics, excellence, environmental stewardship, quality, and community. We follow a Direct Trade Coffee model that is designed to meet the needs of the families in today’s market, and buy straight from the growers, cutting out the traditional middleman. In doing so, we're able to pay well above Fair-Trade minimums - by at least 25% - and often pay double or triple those prices based on the cup quality. Our buying model is designed to push the envelope of quality coffee by encouraging viable, meaningful careers in specialty coffee agriculture. We only buy Cup of Excellence quality coffee and above, often 90 points or more, and we believe that a farmer that grows such award-winning coffee should be given their due. Through our Klatch Direct Trade model, we have not only simplified the supply chain, but we've also improved the quality and sustainability for farmers and have built long-term relationships with producers in various countries.

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