Libation Espresso is a rotating seasonal espresso created specifically to present a juicy, fruit-foward espresso experience. Winey, even.
Fall 2019 Libation: Ethiopia Adado
We taste: blueberry, grape, hibiscus
Suggested espresso brewing parameters:
In: 17-18 grams
Out: 30-40 grams
Time: 25-30 seconds
Farm: Various smallholder farmers delivering to Adado Washing Station
Region: Shara, Guanga, Yirgacheffe
Processing Method: Natural
Elevation: 1,789–1,860 msl
This coffee is picked and delivered to the Adado Washing Station, depulped within 12 hours, and washed using spring water. This Grade 1, naturally processed coffee falls distinctly into the “berry bomb” category. It’s juicy and sweet, while also being smooth and creamy.
Until recently, coffee grown by smallholders and co-ops in Ethiopia were required to be sold through the ECX, where lots were classified by general region and quality (Grade 1–5), escaping much of their traceability. In March of 2017, the prime minister of Ethiopia approved a reform allowing cooperatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly which allows for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia. This enhanced traceability allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out and opens the potential for partnerships with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community.