• Boloya • Ethiopia | 12oz
  • Boloya • Ethiopia | 12oz

Boloya • Ethiopia | 12oz


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Country: Ethiopia
Terroir: Kochere
Mill Manager: Mekonnen Ayale
Processing: Washed
Varietal: 74110, Local C 

Cupping Notes
Aroma: Lemon and black tea

Flavors: Blackberry, dried cherry
Sweetness: Honeyed
Body: Clean & Light

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You'll like this coffee if: You love Vibrant citric coffees, blackberry lemonade, and key lime pie.

Boloya is a private mill in Kochere owned by Israel Degfa. He owns a number of private mills and collection stations throughout Gedeo, and is heavily involved in the politics of Ethiopian coffee. On our recent visit to Ethiopia we were able to talk with him about his intense concern for coffee farmers who work with him. It was moving, and comes from being the son of a coffee farmer himself. This care for people translates into a very flavorful cup of coffee - as often happens when farmers see hope in the future and have their basic needs taken care of.




What roast is your coffee?

We roast to a profile unique to each coffee which is designed to highlight the natural flavors of the bean while emphasizing sweetness and balanced acidity. On the spectrum of "typical roast" levels we would generally be in the medium to medium light on all coffees.

Do you offer ground coffee?

We do not. One of the best ways to brew really excellent coffee is to grind within 30 minutes of brewing. You'd be surprised the difference this makes, and our rule of thumb is grinding fresh on a very cheap grinder is better than pre-grinding on a very nice grinder.

Why is your coffee so expensive?

Really excellent coffee is picked by hand, and goes through multiple sorting processes and methods to improve quality. The higher number of processes involved in removing defects, underripe beans, and damaged beans the higher the amount of labor and the lower the yield from the farm. The extra work and higher amount of bad coffee removed is the primary reason for the increase in price.

Secondarily, we are trying to increase the amount farmers can earn for their coffee. We need to prove to them and their children (most importantly) that they can make a good living growing coffee. If this doesn't happen more and more farms will stop producing when children move to the city because of the low incomes in the coffee industry.

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