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Korban Espresso

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Quintessential coffee. The fruits of Africa perfectly balanced by a combination of the finest Papua New Guinea & Colombian Coffees. An Espresso blend that pairs incomparably well with just about anything.

Tasting Notes: 

Citris

Blueberry

Clean and Balanced

Region: Sub Region: Altitude: Process:

Ethiopia

Papua New Guinea

Colombia

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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia is located in the horn of Africa and is bordered by Somalia to the Southeast, Djibouti to the east, Kenya to the south, Sudan to the east, and Eritrea to the northeast. It occupies the high plateau region between the Nile plains of the Sudan and Eritrea. Ethiopia is one of the largest countries in Africa with an area of over 1.13 million square kilometers. It has a rugged topography with altitudes ranging from around 100 meters below sea-level in the Danakil depression to 4,600 meters above sea-level in the Semien Mountains.

Ethiopia is the primary center of origin of the Arabica coffee plant. Coffea Arabica has been growing wild in the forests of the Southwestern Highlands of Kaffa and Buno districts of Ethiopia for thousands of years. As legend has it, coffee was discovered in Ethiopia in the 9th century by a goat-herder named Kaldi. He noticed that his goats became hyper after eating the cherries from the coffee tree, so he tried it himself. A monk approached Kaldi after he consumed the cherries and took some to his monastery. The monk roasted and brewed the coffee to share with other monks. As a result, they were able to stay awake during long nights of prayer. Since then, coffee has been widely accepted as a stimulant drink.

Ethiopia has over 70 ethnic groups that speak over 200 languages. As a result, coffee is referred to as Bunna (Amharic), Bun (Tigrigna), Buna (Oromifa), Bono (Kefficho), and Kawa (Guragigna). Some argue that most names for coffee are derived from the names of the districts Kafa and Buno. The French and Spanish call it Cafe, the Italians call it Caffe, the Germans call it Kaffee, the Finnish call it Kahvi, the Dutch call it Koffie, and the Greek call it Kafes. All are phonetic approximations of the Ethiopian word.

Yirgacheffe

The washed Yirgacheffe is one of the best highland-grown coffees. It has fine acidity, body, and flavor. Many people are attracted to its delicate, floral, and tea-like characteristics.

Colombia 

Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. They are well known for their high quality coffee and about half of their exports come to the United States. Colombia exports approximately 12.5 million bags and internal consumption is about 2 million bags annually.

Colombia only produces washed Arabica coffee. There are three primary varieties grown in Colombia and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. There are many coffee producing regions in the country. Colombia is proficient in producing an abundance of truly delicious and sought after coffee.

This particular type is Supremo; this word is a coffee grading term in Colombia. Supremo coffee beans are slightly larger than Excelso beans. Supremo beans are a screen size of 17 and 18. This type is the largest bean size grading for Colombian coffee. It is possible that Supremo and Excelso coffee beans are harvested from the same tree, but they are sorted by it's size. The Supremo grade represents the highest possible; the small, less dense beans and peaberries have been removed.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry is based upon tens of thousands of small, village coffee gardens. They range in size from twenty trees to six hundred. These family-owned coffee gardens produce over seventy percent of the countries’ annual exportable crop; a crop which has averaged one million bags. The balance of the crop is grown on plantations which are wild by default. Again, of a total of four hundred and sixty-one plantations registered with the Coffee Industry Corporation, all but a dozen of the largest are owned by local, village based business groups or locally-born individuals. Our coffees are grown in the Morobe District.

It is estimated that nearly two million people, or half of the nation’s population, derive a benefit from the coffee industry. In the highlands provinces, commerce and development would never have reached today’s levels without the annual flow of income from this crop, a flow which begins in April, peaks in July/August and then tapers off quickly, so that the highland towns are comparativel y quiet again in the final months of the year. The coffee crop is ‘green gold’ which enriched the country annually to the extent of three to four hundred million kina in overseas earnings. It is Papua New Guinea's most valuable agricultural export and it is an eternally renewable resource.