Jasper Coffee Ethiopia Djimma Coffee 250g
Ethiopia Djimma Single Origin Coffee Notes
Intense, spicy, herbaceous front. A smooth crushed strawberry liquor, with a massive body. Notes of bitter raisin and sweet dark chocolate. Whoa. Talk about nom nom! Delicious!
Perfect for someone who already enjoys:
Caffeine Club, Kenya Peaberry, Blend10
Good with milk, but even better as a ristretto!
Like the tomato, this baby is sundried (as mentioned
above). It is an unwashed (natural) coffee, grown and
processed the same way since the 7th Century or even
MORE ABOUT THIS COFFEE
You haven’t had an espresso until you’ve had an Ethiopian Natural processed, sundried Djimma. Short & sharp- it will knock your socks off! You’ll need a rubber band to yank your head back onto your shoulders- it’s that good! It’s the all-time favourite of our roaster, Tong- he loves it blended with our Yemen Ishmaili. The intense sweetness is a subliminally smooth and private ecstatic cosmic experience!
Jimma (aka Jima)
Altitude:1400 – 2100m
We have been using this coffee since the early 90s. Djimma is located in the west of Ethiopia, a wild remote area recognised as the source of the original coffee culture. The fruit is picked as red, then immediately left in the sun to dry the flesh till black and parched. This allows the fruit sugars to intensify in the seed. The dried black flesh is then pulped leaving a dried-mucilage, whereby the beans again are returned to the sun for another few days to dry this layer. Once bagged and stored, the beans will later be hulled (outer skin removed and beans cleaned) ready for shipment.
In early 2014, Wells visited Djimma to follow this process, to find the most ancient equipment with people working in almost medieval conditions for approximately $0.99 per hour.
All of the coffee is grown as “Garden Coffee” which is usually small family lots, maybe 1-2 Hectares, at the back of their house or in the forest. Here they might also grow false banana, flowers, sweet potato or other vegetables. The cash from sale of the coffee is usually all the income these families have for the rest of the year.