Ethiopia - Kaffa Forrest
In The Cup: Light roast, refined and mild with notes of red berry, stone fruit and milk chocolate.
This family-owned coffee estate is nestled in the highland forests of Kaffa, 475 kilometers southwest of Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa. These tropical forests, while providing sanctuary to a diversity of wildlife, birdlife, flora and fauna, offer the ideal micro-climate for growing coffee.At an average elevation of 5,800 feet above sea level, the coffee trees are lovingly nurtured by cool morning mists and a lush, tropical canopy that provides protective shade from the mid-day sun, enriching the soil with organic nutrients while preserving its moisture. It is no wonder that the coffee Arabica tree first sprouted from these same soils where it has thrived there for more that a thousand years.