This coffee from the Konga Washing station in Yirgacheffe Ethiopia has become quite special to us because we used it to compete in the 2017 United States Coffee Roasting Championships in Seattle WA.
We wanted to showcase a coffee that we know well, a coffee that is both delicious but also accessible.
The Ethiopia Konga is a high grown zero defect, meticulously tipple sorted beauty and also a perennial staff favorite at Elixr. we anxiously await its arrival every spring.
While we did not win the competition (placing 6th out of 70+ of the countries best roasters) I am extremely proud of bringing this coffee to represent us as a company, as it showcases much of what I really enjoy in a coffee.
The Konga is Sweet, Clean and Balanced. It has tasting notes of plum, clementine, tootsie roll, chamomile tea, and raw sugar. It's a cup balanced enough that you can enjoy first thing in the morning but also extremely dynamic.
It is with great pleasure that we release this coffee to you, the culmination of tremendous effort throughout the entire supply chain from small farmholder to washing station, to sorter, to my competitive roasting to your discerning brew.
Plum, Chamomile Tea, Tootsie Roll, Demerarra Sugar.
This is an exceptionally complex Ethiopian coffee from the Yirgacheffe region. This lot is a collaboration with many small farmers. It is a collection of heirloom beans that then gets processed immaculately. The key to this coffee is in it’s sorting. The Zero Defect Sorting, which takes 3 times longer than other coffees from the region, enhances its clarity in the cup and intensifies the aroma. This is a very complex and nuanced coffee with clean flavors. It doesn’t hit you in the face like some Ethiopian coffees but it has a lot to offer and is very easy to drink. In this coffee you’ll find flavors representative of green tea, pear, light brown sugar and a grapefruit like acidity.