Ethiopia Raro Natural
citrus, berries, cocoa
If you know us then you know we like to turn things up to 11, coffee included!! Enter Raro Natural, a natural process Dega variety that is turned up loud with heavy notes of berries, citrus, and cocoa. Some say they can see the fruit in some sort of psychedelic haze; others say it tastes really good and sweet!
Near the town of Raro, nestled between Hambela and Uraga at over 2000 meters above sea level, small holder coffee farmers grow Dega, an Ethiopian heirloom variety, on small 1-2 hectare lots. These farmers take their coffee to the SNAP wet mill for processing. SNAP also exports processed coffee, and was an early adopter to the changes in the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange allowing for full trace-ability on small lots along with the opportunity to trade those coffees outside of the government system. "SNAP COFFEE invests heavily in education for their outgrowing farmers (those who sell their cherries to SNAP washing stations) through training in processing and cleaning methods. They also invest in waste recycling systems and aim to have the majority of their coffees certified organic by 2021." (c/o Collaborative Coffee Source)