Ethiopian Konga coffee is one in a network
of cooperatives belonging to YCFCU (Yirgacheffe
Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union). This in a
true heirloom coffee. Heirloom coffees are direct
descendants of the Bourbon and Typica cultivars
of arabica. So why call it "heirloom"? It is
an interesting subject. In Ethiopia, it is estimated
that there are between five and ten thousand
coffee varietals growing wildly in forests.
These are all called "heirlooms" because none
have actually been studied and given their own
classification bases on their genetic uniqueness.
Konga is comprised of heirloom verticals that
are carefully chosen from the forest and transplanted
to small "farms" (more like small gardens).
This adds a layer of selection to the incredible
complexity that is available among wild coffee
beans have an unevenness in appearance. This
is due to the drying process the beans go through
and is normal.
is citrusy, sweet chocolate, berries with a
very creamy body.