DROP | Ethiopia Hunkute, Washed Local Varieties
From our friends at Drop:
Flavour description: A delicate and well-balanced cup. Notes of apricot and black tea with citric acidity and a hint of white flower.
Producers: Hunkute. The cooperative has 2149 members.
Varietal: Indigenous wild varietals
Washing station: Hunkute Site 2
Location: Dalle, Sidamo
Union: Sidama Union, together with 69 other cooperatives.
Harvested: November 2019 - January 2020
Altitude: 2150 masl
Years of relationship: 9
Process: Fully washed. The coffee is pulped on the same day as harvested and then fermented for 72 hours. After that the coffee is separated by density in water channels, finally, the coffee is rinsed with clean water and dried on 20-25 days on raised beds before dried-milled.
Roast Style: We are roasting this coffee for vibrancy and clarity in the cup, with a light to medium roast profile.
Hunkute is a very special coffee for us at Drop Coffee. We have been buying it since 2011, and it is an important brick in our portfolio. The coffee is delicate and pretty, and there is no coffee just like it. Ethiopian coffee is in general special with their floral, tea-like taste profiles, the rural, beautiful country and the strong coffee culture. Hunkute is located in the Dalle region in Sidama and is made up of two washing stations where the coffee is being processed. After many years we managed to get this separated and are buying the coffee from Hunkute Site 2, located at 2150 meters.