Semeon Abaye

Ethiopia
Crazy. Complex. Funky.
(1 customer review)

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We’ve got just one batch left of this championship coffee. Sadly, we couldn’t use it for the Dutch Championships, but we can offer it to you 🙂 We’ll take your orders until 1th of July, then we’ll roast it fresh and ship it to you.

Don’t miss out on this deliciously strange coffee with notes of pineapple, bubble gum, and hibiscus. Expect a distinct hibiscus aroma and fruity notes of mango, pineapple, melon, cactus, and cherimoya. Cherimoya grows in the Andes and has flavour characteristics of strawberry, banana, and pineapple.

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Flavour profile

Expect a distinct hibiscus aroma and fruity notes of mango, pineapple, melon, cactus, and cherimoya. Cherimoya grows in the Andes and has flavour characteristics of strawberry, banana, and pineapple. 

We also noticed a hint of balsamic, sweet bubblegum, and cacao-nibby aftertaste! The mouthfeel is clean with a medium body.

All of our coffees are roasted to order and shipped wholebean to ensure maximum freshness.

The story – the farm

Is this a coffee? We’re almost 100% sure… but it’s a strange one. Maybe the strangest we’ve ever tasted. The complex taste comes from a special process that is called bag fermentation.

The cherries are grown at high altitudes, floated, then hand-sorted before fermentation. For fermentation, the cherries are stuffed into polypropylene bags and stacked in piles of two. Every 12 hours, for five days, they’re rotated top-to-bottom, this restricts the air circulating around the cherries, increasing the development of lactic bacteria, and resulting in an intense, fruity and sweet coffee.

After five days cherries are removed from the bags and spread in thin layers on the drying beds to stop the fermentation process. The average drying time is 15 – 20 days.

Semeon Abaye is an heirloom variety, and a-typically, the beans are not selected for size… So they definitely don’t look pretty, but the taste is amazing. 

This coffee stopped us in our tracks, we’ve never tasted anything like it. Semeon Abaye delivers a truly out of the box coffee experience. 

Details

  • Farm / Cooperative: Adola washing station
  • Producer: Israel Degfa & Semeon Abaye
  • Region: Aferara kebele
  • Varietal: Heirloom
  • Altitude: 2000
  • Process: Natural, bag fermentation
  • Harvest Period: October-November

1 review for Semeon Abaye

  1. Villisk (verified owner)

    This is a fun coffee. True omni too as V60 or espresso both shine and extract a gorgeous fruity, funky nose and balanced palate. I’d drink a bag every few days if it wasn’t a little on the pricey side. You do get what you pay for though.

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