Single Origin – May – Ethiopia Nekisse N2

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Southern Central Ethiopia
City: Sidama
Altitude: 1,700 – 2,000 metres above sea level
Variety: Mixed Heirloom Varietals
Processing: N2, Natural, Sundried on Raised Beds
Producers: Ninety Plus

Tasting Notes: Complex acidity, jasmine, peaches, cherry and sweet rhubarb. Extremely clean and creamy, lingering finish.

Originally named as “Nectar from Shakisso” in 2009, the Nekisse profile is defined by creamy mouthfeel and heavy berry jam flavor, but layers of citrus and many tropical fruits can be present in some selections. Originally from Shakisso, subsequent Nekisse coffees have been developed in Wellega and Sidama.
We roasted this coffee for our friend Francesco Sanapo the 2013 Italian Barista Champion, to use in the World Barista Championships at MICE last year. His best performance ever, and the best by an Italian in 13 years, took him to the finals and gained him a trophy for being in the top six baristas in the world! You can read all about it in this blog post: http://www.genovese.com.au/wbc-wrapup/
To commemorate this experience we bring you Nekisse again at this years MICE, and as the Single Origin coffee of the month for May. This is a special and therefore expensive coffee, but as our gift to you we have kept the price the same, hoping that with its popularity we can break even by selling out our entire stock.

From Ninety Plus: “Ninety Plus is a vertically integrated coffee producer with an international reputation for rare and exclusive coffees. We operate a trading and distribution business that partners with green coffee farmers to produce and sell coffee to specialty coffee roasters and importers worldwide. We also own a farming and green coffee producing business that currently operates a 134 hectare coffee estate in Panama.Since 2007 we have built Ninety Plus into a globally recognized brand for specialty boutique coffees. Ninety Plus coffees consistently receive ratings greater than 90 on the 100 point rating system of Coffee Review, and baristas have won numerous national and international competitions with Ninety Plus coffees. We work with customers in more than 40 countries.”

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