Meet Our Coffee Bean: Ethiopian Arabica From Girma Estate

At eatCultured, we care a lot about working with the best natural foods available. So when it comes to Cultured Coffee, that means working with what’s in season and sourcing the best quality, freshest organic certified beans to ferment.

We also look for beans with a story we can trace directly back to the farmer who grew them. For early Fall we selected Keffa Natural beans from farmer Girma Eshetu’s family estate in Ethiopia.

How We Source Our Coffee Beans

True to our Brooklyn-made roots, we work with a range of talented local small businesses each passionate about their own craft. Our coffee supplier Crop to Cup is no exception. Co-owners Jake and Taylor pride themselves on building direct connections with farming communities.

While many coffees are certified organic in their country of origin, the hefty costs of pursuing certification in multiple countries makes it prohibitive for small farmers like Girma. So Crop to Cup travels to meet with farmers, review their farms and helps support their business by working closely with coffee buyers to ensure they’re buying not only great quality beans but organic ones to boot.

This Month's Coffee

Thanks to the deep relationships our green bean supplier has built, we’ve been able to source some exceptional organic Arabica coffee beans, which we then ferment to produce a range of unique health and flavor benefits.

To bring us into Fall we selected coffee beans from a single estate, Girma Eshetu in Ethiopia. Situated at relatively high elevation (6,400-7,000 ft above sea level) this is a fruity coffee that surprises. Organic and natural processed by drying ripe beans in the sun to remove the outer coffee cherry husk, the beans are harvested in February.

Tasting Notes

Notes: Strawberries, dried orange, lemon, red wine, cocoa

Tasting: Bright & fruity, good to brush away those mental cobwebs as the days start to shorten

Best way to brew: The fruity, playful aromas of this cup work best as an uplifting pour over or drip.

As with all our offerings we recommend playing around with the method and coffee proportions that suit your palate best. If you haven’t already, you can also check out our barista-approved brew guide over at FAQ.

See you for the story of next month's beans!


Learn more about eatCultured's first healthy fermented product: Cultured Coffee 

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