Ethiopia Ambela - Washed
£9.50 GBP
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Hibiscus, Red Apple
Brewing: These Ethiopia coffee beans work well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.2 brew ratio.
Filter: 15g - 250g // Espresso: 18g - 40g

Ethiopia produces some of the best coffees in the world. They are well know for fruity and distinctive washed and natural process coffees. The majority of coffee produced in Ethiopia comes from small hold farmers linked to a local washing station. These farmers will usually grown a range of crops on their land that include food based crops for their own consumption and crops like coffee that will provide a cash income. 

Ambela washing station is located in the Sidamo region in the Binitu Ambela district. The washing station is large, providing an income for around 6000 local coffee farmers. The harvest take place from November and ripe cherry is hand harvested and delivered to the washing station for processing. Coffee is pulped and fermented for an extended period of time, 36-48 hrs. After fermentation the coffee is graded and washed before drying on raised beds. 

This is our first Ethiopian coffee of the 2018-19 season. We selected this from a wide range of samples as it really stood out on the cupping table and was one of the highest scoring coffees. You can expect lovely jammy fruit notes and hibiscus like floral tones. It's also incredibly well balanced and works very well both as filter and a light roast espresso. 

 Varietal –  Heirloom
Preparation – Washed
Location – Ambela district, Guji Zone, Sidamo
Altitude – +-1900 masl
  • We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.
  • Next working day dispatch on all coffee orders (Monday to Friday)

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Great all across the board!

The coffee itself is brill as always! Not to mention the order process was super easy and dispatch was almost instant - received in less than 48hrs. And packaging was not excessive (compact box just fit the 1kg bag of coffee beans) which is a thumbs up.

So much nicer than espresso

I am not sure about the various detailed tasting notes but all I can say is whatever they do this lightly roasted Ethiopian coffee has a pleasant aftertaste and it fits in well with the coffee drinking experience I lok for. It arrived promptly, well packed and I have managed to purloin enough air tight jars to keep it fresh. Thank you Horsham.