In 2008, Ethiopian computer parts importer Negusse Debela had a revelatory cup of coffee in Minnesota. He returned home to apply his supply chain knowledge to found SNAP Specialty Coffee, a quality-focused export company, and later became operator of several washing stations (mills) in the country. This lot is made from coffees delivered from over 700 smallholder producers in the Riripa region, sourced by SNAP and Haji Betro, who operates a wet mill in the area. This washed process coffee benefits tremendously from quality focus and climate: dense shade with lots of rainfall allows native coffee varieties to flourish.
Is fruit your jam? Is Hawaiian your punch? Negusse Debela's Ethiopia Riripa coffee erupts with sweetness, flooding the land with notes of strawberry, sweet cane sugar, and cherry cordial.