Ethiopia Dame Dabaye Natural (Organic)
Strawberry Jam, Vanilla, Lime
Forget subtlety, the juicy and plush fruits of a natural-process Guji coffee are an in-your-face experience from start to finish! This lot is syrupy and sweet, like strawberry jam sandwiched in a vanilla pound cake. It's delicious as a cold brew or drip coffee, or even as a smooth and complex latte. You can try this coffee in its washed process form, too, if you're curious to taste the difference!
"This natural-process coffee comes from the Dame Dabaye washing station in the Guji zone – one of the most exciting coffee-growing regions in the world. After the coffee's been picked it's carefully sun-dried on raised beds to impart a bright and syrupy body to the cup (thanks to the extra sugars and strong red fruit flavors found in the juicy pulp and skin of the cherry). Our export partners, Sibu Coffee, have been operating in this region for over 20 years!"
They took a pioneering approach to sourcing coffee through a relationship model, placing emphasis on direct trade as a way to support thriving livelihoods for producers at origin. They earned Roast Magazine's prestigious 'Roaster of the Year' award in 2013, are home to the first barista union in the USA and are currently transitioning to a worker-owned company. Gimme! Coffee roasts all their coffee on two Probat drum-style roasters at their facility in Ithaca, NY.