The Return of a Juggernaut


Region: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Farm: Gelena Gesha & Bale Mountain Farms

Producer: Israel Degfa

Process: Natural & Anaerobic Natural

Variety: Gesha & Ethiopian Heirloom

Tasting Notes: Juicy Citrus and Elegant Florals

Ethiopians were the first people to drink coffee, and you can easily see where the history and the future of coffee meet while sharing a beer with Israel. He embodies a deep connection to the origins of coffee, and he's "all in" on producing exceptional harvests year after year. Even though he's a large producer, he is continually looking for new ways to better his craft. 

This coffee holds nothing back, expressing deep jammy fruits, tart citrus, and delicate florals with a structure to carry it all. Combining the enigmatic Gelena Natural Gesha and the wild Anaerobic Natural Bale Mountain, we share two coffees from a producer blazing his own path in Ethiopia.

Israel Degfa showed me that passion transcends all boundaries – he is masterfully forward thinking, and he pursues excellence without any thought to alternatives. It is rare for a farmer to produce high volumes of superb Gesha, but Israel's creative processes have made this possible. Join us in Yirgacheffe where Israel has dedicated an entire farm to produce an exotic and rare variety of coffee, a really great, everyday drinking Gesha.

Curious to know more? Read more about Israel in The Tattered Journal

V60 Brew Recommendations:

Dose: 20g

Ratio: 1:17

Grind: Medium Coarse

Bloom: 1:2 for 30s

Total Brew: 3:00

We recommend a coareser than usual grind for Silver Monk.

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