Sunday Giveaway! Raise your hand if you want Ethiopia Hambela from Fonte Coffee
I woke up in a giving mood. Actually, I woke up very excited to try the Ethiopia Hambela coffee that Fonté Coffee sent me this week to review. They take micro-roasted hand crafted coffee quite seriously. Roasted upon order. If you'd like to experience this "limited" offering of Ethiopia Hambela from Fonté Coffee for FREE*, enter HERE! Today might be your lucky day. *Giveaway ends at Midnight PST on October 25, 2015. From Fonté Coffee:
We’ve been proud to feature dry process Ethiopian coffees as a consistent part of our coffee offerings. Continuing improvements in the drying and sorting of these coffees have brought us intensely aromatic and fruity cups with little to no off flavors of ferment or of immature cherries.
Our latest edition of these fine Ethiopians is from the Oromia Region at the intersection of the Harrar and Sidamo growing areas. The coffee comes from a single family farm, Hambela, which was created from a grant to the family. The development of the farm gave rise to the METAD Agricultural Development, a family owned business that operates the Hambela Coffee Estate. METAD strives to strengthen the local community with employment opportunities including a workforce that is 70% percent women, educational opportunities including sponsorship for a state-of-the art elementary school with more than three hundred students, and healthcare for employees including a partnership with Grounds for Health to implement cervical cancer screening for women in the community. METAD provides technical assistance and shares modern farming equipment with other local farmers. METAD also has the first and only private state-of-the-art SCAA certified coffee quality control lab on the African continent used to train both domestic and international coffee professionals. Today, the 200 hectares that is the Hambela estate include a washing station, dry mill, drying beds and a green coffee warehouse; a vertical integration that's unique to the Ethiopian coffee industry and that allows for strict supervision of coffee quality.
Intensity of aroma and sweetness are immediately apparent in the cup. Refined notes of blueberry dominate at first, underpinned by a light wineyness. The silky body presents a pleasing platform to savor the emerging brilliant apple-like tartness, ushering in a complex finish featuring notes of bergamot and lingering fruit over a foundation of rich chocolate.
Tasting Notes:intense, sweet, blueberry and citrus, complex finish.
Our Ethiopia Hambela is available in limited quantities.