Ethiopia - Hunkute Cooperative - Washed - Filter (Typica Hybrid)
Hunkute Cooperative is a very refined & complex coffee. It has a very delicate tea like consistency with notes of Earl Grey & Lemon. It also has layers of tropical flavours like Pineapple and Papaya coming through in the cup. This is supported by clean citric acidity that is both bright and refreshing.
LEMON / EARL GREY / TROPICAL FLORALS
How you can brew this coffee:
V60, Chemex, Kalita, Syphon, Cafetiere, Aeropress and Drip Machine (Moccamaster, Wilfa Classic etc).
Hunkute is from Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU). The cooperative supports more than 50 washing stations with technical support and finance provided to 1912 smallholders in the area. Hunkute is one of those washing stations.
The wet mill receives daily deliveries of cherries from these smallholder farmers. Farms here are less than 1ha in size. Most coffees are organic by default. Organic compost is common, pruning less common. A typical farmer will have fewer than 1500 trees per hectare, and one tree produces cherries equal to 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.
The Washing Station:
Hunkute is located in the Wonsho woreda, close to Yirgalem town in Sidama. There are two washing stations under the same management. The first was established in 1997, and the second site was built in 2010. Coffees from both sites are marketed as Hunkute and sold through the SCFCU who are also responsible for the dry milling, grading, bagging and export. They have a newly built warehouse and dry mill in the outskirts of Addis to better control their supply chain and qualities.
This coffee is a mix of local varieties included a local cultivar called Sedancho. These varieties are mixed with native coffee of forest origin transferred to family smallholder plots. These varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varieties based on the old strains.
- Farmers: Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU)
- Varietal: Typica Hybrid (including Sedancho)
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 2000 MASL
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter
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