Fahem Espresso

kr 175

Additional information

Weight 1.09 kg
Dimensions 34 × 22.5 × 9 cm
Roast Profile

Producer

Country

Ethiopia

Region

Atnago, Limmu Seka

Cultivar

Process

Washed

Harvest

Flavour Notes

Quantity
kr 175

In an attempt to find a farmers we could start working more closely with in Ethiopia, I went on a trip in December 2018 to visit a handfull of farms in the western part of the country. Out of those visits we ended up buying from three different farms where Fahem is the biggest one of them. This is the second year we buy coffee from Fahem and hopefully we will be able to visit the farm more often in the future years in order to see how we can help improve  the quality of the coffees we buy from this farm just like we do in Central-America and Colombia  While visiting the farm I was shown around by Hayatudin Jamal who works for Fahem and Mohammed Lalo. I was quite impressed with the infrastructure on the farm and also how they had planted different coffee cultivars separate from each other and kept the natural forest canopy over the coffee trees. The wet mill had a huge capacity with two different processing lines and two different types of processing machines. They were also drying the coffees on raised beds but unfortunately in most of the cases they would pick and mix the different cultivars together.  I therefore  asked Hayatudin if they were willing to separate the different cultivars and also if they could follow my suggested processing and drying protocol to see if we could improve the quality even further. Hayatudin offered to produce 60 bags of coffee for me according to my requests but I would of course have to commit to buying those 60 bags. We managed to produce four different lots in total, two natural processed and two washed coffees, all separated by cultivars. Unfortunately we bumped in to some challenges with shipping and logistics due to Covid 19, but at least we managed to get most of the coffees to Norway in good condition. I really loved how the washed coffees turned out and think they are quite different from the typical coffees you will find further south in Ethiopia, like near Yirgacheffe. The coffees from the west have always appealed to me and this one is no exception with loads of tropical fruit notes but still with very floral characteristics.

Filter

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.

Espresso

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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