Region: Mirado, Sidama
Varietal: JARC 74158
Altitude: 1,800 - 2,100 MASL
Cupping Notes: Dark Chocolate, Raisin, Toffee, Honey Nut Cheerios™
Description: The Mirado Station is situated in the Highlands of the Bensa District, surrounded by the mountains of Bale. This station is run by Daye Bensa, an operation in Ethiopia who we’ve long admired for the quality of their coffee. This year marks our first time working directly with the Dukamo Family who run the award winning operation.
Daye Bensa is consistently performing incredibly well at the Cup Of Excellence in Ethiopia, and this year they placed 2nd! Naturals at Mirado are dried on raised beds, and shaded from direct sunlight to encourage very even drying which takes around 20 days, depending on weather conditions.
This Grade 4 Natural would make for a great blending component. Not to say it isn’t worth enjoying on it’s own, on the cupping table it presents similar to a nicer quality Brazilian natural. So whether you’re looking for a sweet cup with a touch of that Ethiopian fruitiness, or you’re looking to add a foundation of Ethiopian natural to a blend, the is a coffee that we think is coffee that’s going to be very versatile for roasters.