BLK & Bold and Keffa Coffee are proud to introduce our limited edition BLK x BLK Farm To Cup coffee. This celebration of collaborative economics and end-to-end Black-owned coffee aims to highlight the quality, prominence, and diversity of coffee grown in regions across its motherland, Ethiopia, Africa. This collaboration intentionally supports the families and communities of the coffee producers, manufacturers, and consumers, both domestic and abroad.
Flavor Profile: Dark Chocolate, Bergamont, Green Tea, Sweet
Finish: Whole Bean
Grade: Grade 1
Note: This product is only available in whole beans. This product is also not available for subscriptions.
Town: Ana Sora
The road south out of Addis Ababa leads straight to the coffee country. The new highway toll road makes travel to the lowlands quicker than ever, but the pace slows down when the road starts to climb into the mountains. At Shashamane town, the western road carries travelers into the heart of the Sidama Guji coffee region, past family farms and pointed huts made of curved reeds.
Thousands of small farmers live in this area, growing coffee at high altitudes where the Rift Valley meets the Bale Mountains. Farms range in size from 1 to 20 hectares, and banana and mango trees grow alongside coffee trees, imparting their fruity flavors into the soil. For hundreds of years, people here have governed by the Gadaa system, an indigenous democratic process of electing a leader and local representatives.
The area is rich in history – and rich in coffee. Producers bring their ripe harvests to central washing stations, where the cherries are pulped and washed with mountain spring water the same day. The pulped coffee goes into a fermentation tank for 72 hours, then is washed, spread, and sun-dried for up to 2 weeks on raised beds. The people of the Guji region take pride in the high quality of this sweet, clean coffee.
A nice light, crisp taste that I had to get used to, but that is good. Still not exactly the taste I am looking for so I will try another flavor.
One of the best coffees I've ever had, expeditious delivery and fair prices can't beat it. definitely going to be ordering again 🙌🏼
Very smooth! A wonderful coffee.
I'm happy that I ordered the Limited Edition Ardi. The flavors of green tea and bergamot really shine through and it is a really enjoyable cup. I love it with a little milk in the morning. So good!
BLK x BLK Farm to Cup Limited Edition: Ardi, Ethiopia