We are happy to have this 3-star Organic Ethiopian Shade Grown Coffee. Ethiopia Asikana Specialty Coffee comes from the Asikana Cooperative. It is a natural process organic and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center shade grown bird friendly coffee. The Asikana (it means “we start from here” in the local Oromia language) co-op was established in 2008. All their coffees are natural process because Asikana has no wet mill facility. Once the coffee is dried the women of the co-op hand sort the coffee to ensure only the best quality beans are bagged for export.
Ethiopian Shade Grown Coffee has aromas of creamy lush vanilla and cherry pipe tobacco in a wood panelled library with flavors of pomegranate, orange, coconut and creamy vanilla. We loved it as a pour over. After letting it rest for about a week, we tried it as an espresso. The natural process of Asikana Specialty Coffee gave it a smooth bright grapefruit citrus with an undercurrent of pomegranate, coconut and vanilla, a lot like a Beaujolais wine.
Ethiopian Specialty Coffee
The founders of Ethiopia Asikana Specialty Coffee, Mr. Bodja Gelalcha and his family have deep community ties with the area stretching back for over 200 years. Shade grown bird friendly organic natural process coffee cultivation is an integral part of life in the rural country.
It was by way of education this native community developed its value of high-quality organic natural process coffee that Asikana Specialty Coffee was established on. Organic Ethiopian Shade Grown Coffee by Asikana Specialty Coffee stays true to its belief that true sustainable development starts from here- the farmers, the community and the land.