Coming out of Ethiopia’s Eastern Highlands, this is one of the worlds oldest coffees still produced commercially.
The beans are distinctive by their greenish/yellow colour and almost every process is done by hand. Coffee beans from the Harrar region are categorized by their shape. Large beans are defined as Longberry, smaller beans as Shortberry and peaberries as Mocha. As with most Ethiopian grades, Longberry ‘East’ has the versatility to be used as either a single origin or a blend.
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As with most Ethiopian Grades, Longberry ‘East’ has the versatility to be used as both single or origin and blend. The flavors are distinct especially in an espresso. The Harrars are also dried in the sun, enhancing the beans’ complexity and fruity flavors that sometimes come through in muted tones, perhaps hints of blueberry and apricot. The aroma of Harrars can be intense and makes it an attractive choice for adding to espresso blends.
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As some of the world’s finest gourmet coffees, the Ethiopian coffees are separated and rated by bean size with the general assumption that bigger beans are higher in quality. In general it is true that larger beans usually contain more of the precious essential oils that create flavor and aroma, yet there are also other factors besides bean size that may be just as important to the beans’ quality. In Ethiopia coffee consumption is considered an important daily ritual that takes place during the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.
Recipe – Ethiopian Harrar Coffee Iced Coffee Tea
- 1/2 Portion Brewed Coffee
- 1/2 Portion Brewed Tea
- Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Orange Juice (optional)
- Refined or Raw Sugar or Sweetener like Nutrasweet, Splenda, or Stevia (optional)
Step By Step
- Brew a pot of Ethiopian Harrar.
- Brew your favorite tea (yes you can use your coffee maker for this as long as you are using teabags). We also like to throw in a bag of fruit tea (5 bags Black Tea to 1 bag of Mango Tea for instance).
- Combine them at a 50-50 ratio in a plastic or metal pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. If using a glass pitcher, be VERY cautious as temperature extremes can cause glass to break or shatter, causing injury and almost assuredly a slow and painful death.
- Serve over ice. The addition of Lemon, Lime, or Orange Juice and Sweetener is optional.