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Halo Hartume Espresso

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New export rules in Ethiopia have recently opened the door for Ethiopian coffee suppliers to offer direct lots from their washing stations. Mijane Woresa, who has worked in coffee for more than 30 years, owns and operates the Hartume washing station and his Halo Hartume is sourced from 400 farmers who cultivate coffee on small plots and deliver their cherry directly to the washing station. As a family-owned business, Mijane and his sons work diligently on social impact projects that will improve the communities where they source coffee. They have invested in more localized cherry collection sites to reduce transportation costs for small farmers and have contributed to road construction projects that make travel in the area safer. They have also invested in school infrastructure projects and equipment for children to play sports. They continue to show a commitment to quality coffee and their community. This lot is pretty special with pink lemonade, nectarine, peach, jasmine, and honey notes.  

Coffee Review

94 pts      Aroma: 9    Body: 9   Flavor: 9   Acidity/Structure: 9    Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Complex, richly sweet-savory. Jasmine, dark chocolate, cannabis flower, almond paste, tamarind in aroma and small cup. Viscous, syrupy body; long, richly drying, flavor-saturated mouthfeel. In cappuccino-scaled milk, floral and savory notes (jasmine, cannabis) play harmoniously, supported by dark chocolate.

The Bottom Line: A classically bright, floral-toned washed Ethiopia cup with added vivacity from stone fruit and citrus notes.

Review by Kenneth Davids, Coffee Review, Jan 2020. Review at Coffee Review.

Halo Hartume Espresso

Aroma and Flavor notes: 
Jasmine. Pink Lemonade. Peach. Honey.
Gedeb District. Gedeo Zone. Ethiopia.
Small Holder Farmers contributing to the Halo Hartume Washing Station
Ethiopia Heirloom
Growing elevation: 
2000-2200 Meters
Fully Washed. Dried on Raised Beds.

Weight: 12 oz