Ethiopia East Harrar 4 Nafisifi

$18.95 lb.

Our Ethiopian Harrar comes from the legendary Harai region.  This area is best known for the Harrar Horse coffee brand made famous by the Somali King, Mohamed Adullahi Ogsady.  This East Harrar crop is sourced and exported by Nafisifi, an exporting company co-founded by Rashid Abdullahi.  Rashid is a descendant of the Horse, being the nephew of Mohamed Adullahi Ogsady, and he has spent almost two decades trying to bring back a Harrar coffee with the luster the Horse brand used to carry.

The coffee cherries are sourced from family owned farms from indigenous heirloom cultivars and grown at 1,200 to 2,100 meters in vertisol (a clayey soil that occurs in regions with distinct wet and dry seasons).  The cherries are processed in the full natural style and dried on raised beds.  Rashid personally selected the cherries and implemented a raised bed project to ensure meticulous drying protocols.  This coffee has an lovely aroma of berries and fig along with hints of chocolate.  In the cup there are flavors of mixed berries including raspberry, blueberry and strawberry along with nuances of bittersweet chocolate and earthiness.  The body is nice and full and this coffee has a rich finish like pancake syrup.