You may already know Cousin Berry, but wait until you spend a few morning hours with Brother Basha!
As always, we love to know about the people behind the coffee that we are gifted the opportunity to roast and pass on to our friends in Austin and beyond. This particular coffee is a flavor bomb, which makes sense given that it stems from a 3 hectare farm in Bombe Village within Bensa, Sidamo, Ethiopa - home of Basha Bekele and his family.
One of the many small lot farmers in the Sidamo region - known for their extraordinary coffees - Basha recently had his very first chance to market his coffee directly. Pre-financed by one of our import partners, Falcon Coffees, Basha and his family were able to access the needed cash flow to grow, pick, and process this coffee all themselves.
Growing what's known simply as the 74160 varietal that came from the Jimma Research Centre, the beans have a distinct berry, floral, and citrus note, making them some of our favorites to ever make their way onto our roaster here in Texas.
It's abundantly clear that Basha has incredible potential and we're super duper excited to have the opportunity to support him, his family, and his small coffee farm in Ethiopia to flourish. It's great coffee for all of the pour over brewers out there, but works equally well on espresso, through an Aeropress, or on your good ol' and trusted drip coffee machine.