Ethiopia Haile Gebre Single Origin Espresso
FLAVOR: BLUEBERRY, PEACH JAM, CARAMEL
FINISH: SLIGHT LINGER
Blueberry, peach jam, and sweet caramel precisely describe the tasting experience of this delicious espresso. Floral and citrus notes also emanate as this coffee is served as an espresso. Luscious caramel, stone fruit, and cocoa notes shine though when paired with milk.
Although many regard Haile Gebre as the Godfather of Guji coffee, Haile and coffee have a complicated history. Feudal lords claimed land from Haile's family for coffee production when he was 10, forcing them to flee their home in Yirgacheffe. Throughout his life, Haile spent time between university, the navy, and the government. He completed his education in Moscow, returning to Addis Ababa in 1984, where he would establish the Cooperative Bank of Oromia Cooperative Union as the Oromia Regional Governor.
In 2001, Haile reconnected with coffee and ultimately followed in his father's footsteps by founding Shakisso Farm in the highlands of Guji. With the help of other local farmers and importers, Haile has helped the Guji zone become a coffee hotspot. Over 45 washing stations and 55 dry mills now span the region. Enjoy!
Farm: Shakisso Farm
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Varietals: Mixed Heirloom
Production Method: Natural