Halo Beriti is from 750 tiny farms, all less than 1/2 acre, with most of the farms being less than 1/3 of an acre. These farms are so small that they don't have coffee processing on-farm and bring the coffee in cherry form to a communal local washing station, the Halo Beriti washing station, and sell it at current market rates.
All of this coffee is coming from heritage coffee plants.
This coffee is soft in taste, with an apricot sweetness, notes of bergamot, and some background toffee sweetness. We roasted this one carefully and took it to 416 degrees before dropping it, calling it cinnamon to medium roast (or a light-medium roast).
Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Farm: About 750 smallholder farmers delivering to Halo Beriti washing station
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
Altitude: 2100–2300 masl
Proc. Method: Washed
Notes from our Cupping Session
"This is a sweet, soft, and smooth coffee with speckles of bergamot, toffee, and apricot flavors." and "smooth, a little nutty, perfectly balanced, complex, but not too much." "Probably one of the best coffee I've had in a long time!"
I am not a light or medium roast drinker but this changed my mind. Little citrus and a good full body flavor. Just enough sweetness to satisfy black coffee drinkers.
This coffee is rich and smooth. Lots of flavor here, but not overpowering. I’ll be ordering this one again!