Love at first sip! With its decadent aroma and rich, fruit-forward profile, Olympia Coffee's brand new Ethiopia Chelchele Natural was an instant hit on our cupping table— we couldn't wait to share it with you. When you first open this bag, the big berry scent of these beans will stop you in your tracks. When brewed, the cup is smooth and lush, full of syrupy black cherry and dark chocolate: think Fruit Loops and Count Chocula, combined. As it cools, the sugars develop into a sparkling note of strawberry hard candy. Bright like summer, cozy like autumn: we guarantee it'll be the talk of the breakfast table.
Coffee lovers seek out natural-processed Ethiopians for their intense berry flavors, and this roast is an excellent example of how deliciously sweet these coffees can be. Ethiopia is famously the "birthplace of coffee", where heirloom coffee plants grow wild throughout the lush, green highlands. Natural processing, where the freshly-picked beans are spread out to dry in the sun, has always been the traditional means of processing coffee, because it requires less water than wet processing. When done right, naturally processed beans retain a ton of fruit flavor, and often carry a pleasant wine-like acidity. They can be punchy and very sweet, with a heavy body and a pleasant, honey-like texture. With its big body, juicy flavors, and spiced cocoa undertones, this sweet roast is all of the above… with a cherry on top!
The icing on the cake is Olympia Coffee’s dedication to direct-trade sourcing, sustainability, and social responsibility. This coffee is sourced from the prized Yirgacheffe region through METAD, a family-owned import company that operates the first and only private SCAA quality control lab on the African continent. Their work results in 100% traceability back to each individual farmer: a real rarity for African coffees. In fact, Olympia Coffee Roasters loved this particular lot so much, they bought nearly all of the 300 bags! Like all of their single origins, this one is bound to sell out fast. Reserve your bag of the (berry, berry delicious) Ethiopia Chelchele Natural, and join us in celebrating the art and craft of truly exquisite coffee done right: now that’s drinking responsibly!
Available while supplies last, as whole bean or freshly-ground. Limit 3 per person.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ This was our favorite from the subscription, love most coffees that are processed like this. Good stuff.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I have a hard time picking out the berry flavors in this coffee. Sometimes I can taste strawberry, but mostly I taste spicy-chocolate. For me this was a very unusual (in a good way) tasting coffee. Very glad to have tried it.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ More strawberry then cherry but a very solid and well-balanced brew.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I just had my first cup. Great flavor and aroma.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ I just had my first cup. Well worth it! Great flavor and aroma.|