Ardi Organic Natural - LIMITED ROAST: LIGHT

Regular price $20.00

ETHIOPIA NATURAL

TASTING: Blueberry jam & milk chocolate, luxurious
GROWER/PRODUCER: 250 small-holders, Power Coffee Station
ORIGIN: Hambela, Guji Zone, Oromia
PROCESSING STATION: Benti Nenka
VARIETIES: Ethiopian Heirlooms
ELEVATION: 2,000 masl
PROCESS: Natural/Sun-dried
HARVEST: November-December 2020


Net wt. 10oz (285g)

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Ardi Natural is back! This is our second time purchasing the naturally-processed version of our 2020 Good Food Awards Winner (Ethiopia Ardi Organic Washed)! From the Good Food Foundation: "For a long time, certifications for responsible practices and awards for superior taste have remained distinct – one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates craftsmanship and flavor. The Good Food Awards recognizes that truly good food – the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities – contains all of these ingredients."

As you might expect from the award-winning washed version, this is an excellent natural. We are tasting plenty of the same peach, lemon, and florals that we find in the washed Ardi, but the dense & sweet blueberry & grape notes dominate the flavor profile. A classic Ethiopia natural profile, if you will. It was imported by our good friend Samuel Demisse, founder of Keffa Coffee, who was born and raised in Ethiopia. 

This coffee is roasted to a "normal light" level. It’s important to note that neither “standard light” nor “Nordic light” give any signs of roasty flavor, no matter how high you push your extractions. The only difference is that at a given extraction percentage, let’s say 22%, the Nordic light roast will have slightly more acidity and slightly less sweetness than the standard light roast. This can cause issues if you are equipment-limited to let’s say 20% extraction (like if you have a very cheap grinder). A Nordic light roast coffee may always taste underextracted (sour, vegetal) at that yield, whereas a standard light roast may give you enough sweetness to be an enjoyable brew.

Looking for our Ethiopia Qabballe Natural which is now sold out? This is our most similar coffee.

From Keffa:

"Annual Rainfall: 1400 - 1850
Soil Type: Red clay, fertile, and rich in organic matter of new land.
Drying Time: 17 days plus
Export mill: Kerchanshe export, Addis Ababa


Story:
Anasora coffee is a young coffee plantation that produces specialty coffee in the mountains of Anasora, and It is home to the famous Ethiopian Guji exceptional coffee-growing area.

At Guji, we pride our self in achieving the highest standards of sustainable and excellent coffee production. The area starts production under a forest belt, which is protected by the government and social protector. The farmers surrounding the Anasora have a plan for outgrowing schemes with the objective of eco-friendly production and socially responsible by assisting them to ensure quality production and good financial status.

The whole Anasora area is a young coffee production area from Ethiopia with the highest altitude and super beautiful quality sourcing area. Kerchanshe has a strong base in Anasora and working with farmers to improve quality and to ensure their finances have to be improved."

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Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.