Echemo Natural Organic

kr 179

Additional information

Weight 0.357 kg
Dimensions 15 × 7.5 × 23 cm
Roast Profile





Goma, Jimma





Flavour Notes

kr 179

Echemo is a 35 hectare coffee farm located at 2100 masl in Goma, Jimma (close to Agaro) owned and farmed by Khalid Shifa who inherited his farm from his Grandfather.  Khalid is mainly growing old cultivars that was planted by his grandfather many years ago. When establishing the farm, Khalid’s grandfather selected seeds from wild coffee trees from the the nearby Coche forest and the trees he planted are still producing well today. Most of the old trees are so tall that you are literally walking underneath a canopy of coffee trees while walking around the farm. Workers even have to climb the coffee trees in order to harvest the cherries.  Khalid is also actively planting native shade trees on his farm in order to preserve the natural fauna and protect the coffee trees from too much sun.  After we bought coffee from Khalid last year, he managed to build a new small wet mill where he will be fermenting and washing coffee. He is also producing Natural and honey processed coffees on his farm and obtained his organic certification in 2019 for these coffees. Although Khalid has been planting some of the new cultivars from the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in the recent years, the majority of his coffee is still from the old forest «wild coffee trees» that his grandfather planted. I believe that these old cultivars are the reason why Khalid's coffee is very different from the coffees you will find in the nearby areas. It is not the typical "in your face" floral and fruity coffee like you might expect from an Ethiopian coffee. Instead it has a great rich mouthfeel with a sweet honey like flavour, sometimes with notes of baking spice and mint in the aftertaste. Still you will find a pleasant fruity and floral character, but much more subtle than your typical Ethiopian coffee.    Organic certified by Debio NO-ØKO-01


We strongly recommend using the correct measurements and brewing techniques when you brew our coffees. Use a digital scale both to measure water and coffee in order to get consistent results, and we recommend using between 60 to 70 grams of coffee per litre (1000g) of water, depending on the brewing method, water quality and coffee used.


We strongly recommend using VST filter baskets. Both the 18g, 20g and the 22g basket is great for our coffee. The VST filters makes it a lot easier to extract the espresso properly which gives a lot more sweetness in the cup. They are also more or less identical to each other which makes it easy to be more consistent when brewing on several groups at the same time. You can buy the filters on our webshop, just make sure they fit your machine (ours fits all La Marzocco machines and machines with 58mm filter baskets). With the VST 18g filter basket, we recommend the following brewing parameters: 18-19g freshly-ground coffee, 25-35s brewing time, 35-38g of final brew liquid in the cup, 93°C-94°C brew water temperature.

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