Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia in the 9th century AD. There’s a quaint (but probably a little embellished) story of a herder’s goats first discovering the plants and enjoying the stimulating properties of the beans. True or not, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and produces astounding coffees.
For this edition we use coffee from one washstation in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Known as “the king of coffees”, fruit from the Yirgacheffe region has a well-deserved reputation for being the highest quality available.
With notes of earl grey and bergamot, with underlying hints of roasted hazelnuts. Generous zesty orange marmalade on the palate with a long lasting pleasant tingling finish. The exceptional quality of the beans from this region makes this one of the best iterations we’ve made in our seven year history.
This Single Origin edition also represents an evolution in our coffee sourcing, partnering with the Project Origin organisation. This is more than just a bottle of (very tasty) coffee liqueur. It’s a vote with your tastebuds and a vote supporting communities of farmers that grow high-quality coffees and are ensuring they’re paid above market rate for it.
Coffee in Hafursa, Yirgacheffe is a ‘garden crop’ as it’s cultivated in the backyards of many farmers in the community. These shade-grown coffee plants form the habitat for local birds, including the blue-breasted bee-eater pictured on our bottle. Not only is this one of the best tasting products we’ve made, it’s one of the most beautiful things on the bar-cart.
Single Origin Ethiopia should be enjoyed neat, or on a large rock of ice. If cocktails are your thing, the rich fruit notes of this liqueur lend themselves to a variety of modern and classic creations.