2022 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) BRONZE Medal Winning Coffee (Cappuccino, Milk Coffee).
This is a seasonal blend of two high quality beans that we source both from Konga Wote & Bona Qiqe in Ethiopia. It offers up a syrup body, vibrant acidity with prominent cranberry and raspberry through a espresso. It’s good to serve as a standard espresso or milk coffee.
Espresso: Cranberry, raspberry, honey, vibrant acidity, syrup mouthfeel
Milk Coffee: Rum, raisin, milk chocolate, toasted almond
• Konga Wote Grade 1
Origin: Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe
Growing Altitude: 1,800-2,200 masl
• Sidamo Bensa Grade 1
Origin: Ethiopia, Sidamo
Factory: Bona Qiqe
Varietiy: 74110 / 74112 / 74158
Growing Altitude: 1,900-2,100 masl
Roasting Level: Medium-Light
This is wonderful natural coffee from Wote Konga Yirgacheffe region. This coffee is cultivated by 800 local smallholder farmers growing heirloom varieities at altitudes of 1,800 – 2,000masl.
Konga is a village (kebele) in Yirgacheffe district, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals – which grow wild in Ethiopia – are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup, characterised by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/ herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and thyme.
Bona Qiqe Wsahing Station
The Bona Qiqe Washing Station in Sidamo, Ethiopia in the Bona Zuria District (one of 30 in the region). The elevation of the Washing Station is 2,200m, but the farmers that deliver cherry have farms ranging in elevation from 1,920m at the low end, all the way to 2,330m at the high end. Due to the extremely high elevations, harvest runs on the later end, from November to January. Approximately 400 farmers delivery cherry to the Bona Qiqe and grow primarily the 74158 and 74112 varieties. The Washing Station has around 100 temporary employees that are contracted during the harvest season and 5 permanent employees year-round.
Dose : 18 grams (double)
Grind size: fine
Brewing temperature: 93.5°C
Brew time : 25-28 seconds
Volume : 36-38 ml
*As each coffee machine is different, the above-mentioned data only for reference