La Cabra – Ethiopia – Elias Migu – 250g


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Origin: Ethiopia


Region: Yirgacheffe


Process: Washed


Notes: Dried fig, melon, black tea


Description: Ethiopia is a unique country, producing exciting and contrasting coffees, of the type we value highly here at La Cabra. However, it is also often difficult to work in as a coffee buyer. The hold of the state-owned Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX) can often lead to a lack of transparency and traceability, where there is seldom any direct negotiation or communication between roaster and grower. It is for this reason that La Cabra are excited to present their first single farm lot from Ethiopia. Elias Migu grows coffee on a small pocket of land, just 8 km west of Yirgacheffe. Elias grows the native Ethiopian varietals Kume, Diga and Wolisho on his 1.9 hectares, at 1903 masl.


This year, due to a change in ECX regulations, La Cabra have been able to purchase a microlot composed only of coffee from Elias’ farm. Like most producers in this region, Elias does not have his own wet milling facilities, so he delivered his ripe cherries to the Hafursa Waro processing station as he has in the past, but this time the coffee was carefully tracked throughout processing, kept separate from cherry arriving from thousands of other smallholders. This allows much more traceability of the conditions under which the coffee was grown, picked and processed, allowing more feedback from buyer to farmer, and allowing our partners at Ally Coffee to pay a premium to Elias for his hard work. La Cabra are excited to be a small part of this development in Ethiopia, and hope to see more traceability and transparency in the market over time.


This washed process lot is displaying a much softer take on the Yirgacheffe profile. Soft rose and violet florals dominate the aroma in place of the traditional jasmine, the acidity has a lower intensity stone fruit character, like peach, and the sweetness is deep and rich, with both dried fruit and candied complexity.


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This coffee will be roasted fresh for you. La Cabra will roast your coffee Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and dispatch Wednesday and Thursday.

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