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Decaf Ethiopia Masha Natural
Decaf Ethiopia Masha Natural

Decaf Ethiopia Masha Natural

Complex flavors of currant, peach, cocoa nibs, and malted milk.

$19.50
(12oz)
Decaf Ethiopia Masha Natural

Decaf Ethiopia Masha Natural $19.50

12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Producer: Haile Gebreselassie

Yeppa Village, Masha, Sidama

Roast Level

Light Roast

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
+ +

Tastes Like

Complex flavors of currant, peach, cocoa nibs, and malted milk.

Berry, Chocolatey, Nutty

Altitude

5,400 - 6,150 feet

Variety

Ethiopian Landrace

Processing

Natural

The Story

This decaffeinated coffee comes to us from Ethiopia and was produced by Haile Gebrselassie, one of Ethiopia’s most promising sustainable coffee farmers. Haile is also a two-time Olympic champion, a four-time World Champion, and the holder of 27 world records for distances from 1,500 meters to the marathon. Gebrselassie’s 1,500-hectare farm, Masha Woreda Yeppa Village, was a gift from the Ethiopian government for his exemplary representation of the country on the world athletic stage. 200 hectares of the farm are designated forest conservation lands, and Gebrselassie employs an environmentally sensitive focus, adhering to Organic and Rainforest Alliance standards. This lot was processed using the natural, or dry method, where the beans are left to dry inside the coffee fruit on raised beds after harvesting. This processing coupled with the outstanding quality of the coffee yields a fruit-forward and complex flavor profile.

In addition to his athletic accolades, Haile has served as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, founded the Great Ethiopian Run – a 10-kilometer race around Addis Ababa, and organizes the Girls Run race each year, which encourages and empowers young women through participation in athletics.

This coffee was decaffeinated using the Swiss Water Process of caffeine extraction, without the use of chemical solvents. The coffee soaks in a water saturated green coffee extract that contains soluble coffee components just under equilibrium with that of the coffee beans, so soluble coffee components such as caffeine, only flow out of the beans and into the extract. The caffeine laden extract then passes through activated carbon filters that catch the caffeine molecules and the process is repeated until the beans are 99.9% caffeine free.

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