ETHIOPIA ISRAEL BALE MOUNTAIN 250g
59,90 RON 59,90 RON
This natural processed coffee is amazing, one of our very best and very unusual, receives almost unanimous appraisal among the coffee enthusiasts, which is a pleasant surprise.
Bale Mountain is a very integrated coffee growing location. Very unusual for Ethiopia, this location is organised as both farm and washing station, which contributes to the quality and complexity of the cup.
Bale Mountain belongs to our partner Israel Degfa, from whom we buy directly. The terroir is a mix of high altitude and rich forest soil due to the farm proximity to a natural reservation, Unesco World Heritage protected area. This area is also the origin of ethiopian wild coffee and the largest wild coffee genetic stock.
We designed the roast profile for this coffee with espresso in mind but we are so surprised it tastes amazing in any filter or drip method.
- Coffee Details
- Brew recipes
- People and Culture
Origins Ethiopia Roasting degree Medium Light Notes Chocolate liquor, Ripped strawberries, Acacia honey Region / Farm Israel’s Degfa Bale Mountain Washing Station Altitude 2100 m Varietal Heirloom, Natives, 74110 varietal Type of processing Natural Harvest November-March
We recommend that you buy coffee beans and grind them freshly to prepare your beverage. Coffee is a product susceptible to rapid oxidation, this process is accelerated by grinding for the simple reason that grinding increases the surface that is exposed to oxygen.
Dalla Corte Mina espresso machine
Temp. 92-94 C
Target EY 20-22 %
All our recipes are tested on 54.5mm diameter 28mm height and 58mm diameter 26mm height IMS competition filter baskets, on a Dalla Corte Mina espresso machine. The grinder we use are Compak PK100 and the water filtration system is RO with TDS 130-150 ppm, general hardness 108 ppm, alkaline hardness 64 ppm, 7.2-7.4 PH.
All these brew recipes must be taken just as a starting point. It is important to understand that tasting notes we suggest might vary when you extract at home/office or in your coffee shop, depending on your gear, skill and water specifications.
GEAR USED: V60 02 size
200 ml water
13.5 g in
185 g out
3 min brew time
Temp 91-93 C
Target EY 18-20%
Grind size 700-900 microns
We brew V60 or similar dripper in pursuit of clarity, so we use a lower temperature brew water. First you should rinse the paper filter with hot water from the kettle, to avoid paper aromas to alter your brew. Our method is pouring 80 grams of water over the grinded coffee. This step should take about 15 seconds for brewing and wait another 25 second for blooming. Then pour the rest of the water until you hit the target. The total brew time should be around 2:30 - 3 minutes. Adjust the grind size and temperature to match the desired taste profile.
Ethiopian coffee culture is amazingly vast but what we find amazing is that compared with other African countries that grow coffee, the domestic coffee consumption is almost half of the production, an impressive amount, around 4 million bags of 60kg at a population of more than 90 million people.
Our partner for this amazing coffee is Israel Degfa, which we had the pleasure of meeting in January 2020. Israel is owning and operating 46 washing stations in Ethiopia, making him the largest exporter of coffee in his country. We are supplying from him the coffees in a direct trade system, working with his company.
He has developed a highly professional team at his washing stations that conduct the quality control. He owns an state of the art dry processing station in Addis Ababa and the level of quality he is outputting is almost unmatched. He also owns 2 coffee farms, Anasora and Bale Mountain and uses them to grow monovarietal coffee trees that have an amazing flavour profile. He uses his farms for research and microlot experiments, trying to innovate coffee processing but also to identify varietals that are resilient to diseases, have a good productivity and maintain a complex aromatic profile. Those varietals he gives to the small farmers he work with, to help them renew their plantation and improve productivity.
Another wonderful lot from Israel Degfa. Great roast!
When I first tasted this coffee I was surprised by it's unusual taste. Hard for me to describe it but I am sure that it is the best one since I started to consume fresh roasted coffee, in 2016.