The Seasons Provide
Summertime can be like Christmas for coffee lovers. Harvests for East Africa and Central America – two of the largest coffee producing regions in the world – come in hot and heavy, delivering surprising gem after surprising gem.
Speaking of summertime, Kesher Buna – as the natural sundried process is called in Ethiopia – is a coffee that screams summertime. Blueberry season recently began here in the South, and, by a beautiful coincidence, the naturally blueberry-toned coffees featured in our Kesher Buna coffees have started to arrive, too. Our first Kesher Buna coffee this year is Kilenso Mokonisa, a perfectly prepared natural sundried coffee.
In southern and eastern Ethiopia, drying coffee in its fruit can magically lead to berry flavors in the cup – juicy, sweet, mouth watering berry flavors. This is not a given, however. Sometimes, these coffees can be overripe or funky tasting. Rarely, a coffee like Kilenso Mokonisa comes along – perfectly prepared and clean, screaming ripe fruit and pastry – like a summertime berry tart in a cup. What could be better? The seasons provide.