Full of citrus and stone fruit flavours, Moon Roast have roasted this coffee with espresso and milk based coffees in mind. A touch darker than a filter roast with all the juicy characteristics of washed Ethiopian coffees.
With an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level and heirloom varieties on their doorsteps, it is by no means surprising that the coffee from this group is excellent with deeply complex nuances dominating the cup.
The Hunda Oli smallholder farmers typically have less than 1 hectare of coffee that is shade grown beneath old-growth indigenous trees. In contrast to the heavily managed farms of many origins, Ethiopia coffee has a uniquely wild feel, with heirloom varieties of every shape and size scattered under wild forest cover.
Farmers typically grow coffee both for use as a cash drop as well as for home use. An estimated 50% of Ethiopia’s substantial production is consumed domestically, making coffee uniquely central to both the economic and cultural identity of the country. Farmers in Western Ethiopia will typically also farm maize, teff and bananas.