Hawaiian punch? This coffee is Ethiopian Punch! When I asked Tony's Coffee, our newest partner, which of their coffees were wowing them lately, they sent me a bag of this one: Ethiopia Misty Valley Natural. It blew me away. Silky and sweet, this natural process Ethiopian cup opens with bright, balanced notes of wild strawberry and blueberry, with a light texture and a mouthfeel like fresh-squeezed juice. Notes of tropical fruit throughout, papaya and mango, and a finish of pineapple juice that lingers on your tongue for days. For fans of fruity coffees, or Ethiopian naturals, this bright cup is a dream come true.
The story behind Misty Valley is a fantastic one. The Bagersh family is one of the most well-known names in Ethiopian coffee, a multi-generational coffee legacy that's been in the business for over 70 years. In the early 2000s, Ethiopia was confronting a coffee crisis, with coffee prices falling to an all-time low. When Abdullah, the family's grandson, returned from the US to help support the family's business, he foresaw the amazing potential of specialty Ethiopian coffee — especially the new, and still experimental, natural process method. Under his direction, the family invested in their first washing station in Yirgacheffe, focused on producing the highest quality coffees, and perfected natural processing using these grade 1 beans. These coffees became the first Ethiopian specialty coffee "brand": Misty Valley. When Misty Valley coffees exploded into the scene, they changed Ethiopian specialty coffee forever, immediately winning multiple awards, achieving celebrity status, and setting a new standard for how amazing, and special, these natural Yirgacheffe coffees can be.
Today, the Bagersh family mills still produce world-class Misty Valley coffees, and they also operate one of Ethiopia's most prominent specialty coffee exporters. I'm not surprised that Tony's Coffee features Misty Valley, it's perfectly aligned with their mission to support the very best cooperatives and producers who prioritize innovation, community development, and sustainability — all in addition to amazing coffees! Reserve your bag of the delicious, Hawaiian Punch Ethiopia Misty Valley, and join us in a celebrating the simple pleasure of a delicious Ethiopian natural coffee.
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