Ethiopia Molecha

Tasting Notes: ORANGE BLOSSOM - NECTARINE - WHITE PEACH

Variety: Heirloom

Processing: Washed

Altitude: 1950 - 2150m

Origin: Ethiopia

A fully washed Ethiopian heirloom variety with juicy stone fruit acidity, mild balanced body, and a delicate floral finish. This coffee comes from the Gedeo zone, where about 68% of cultivated land is planted to coffee. Our friends at Catalyst Trade sent us a sample of this juicy coffee and it was impossible to say no.

After using this coffee on our training bar, we've come to love it as espresso. Learn more on our Ethiopia Molecha Brew Guide.

Who is Catalyst Trade? Catalyst Trade is Ethiopian-American owned, woman-led, and devoted to equality. They say it best themselves: “We are changing coffee for the better, forever.”

Over a decade ago, Mark got his Q Grader alongside Michael McIntyre. After forming a friendship, they kept in touch, have cupped coffees together, and each began their own coffee pursuits. While Mark began roasting coffee in Arkansas, Michael, his wife Emily, and Zelalem Girma Bayou formed a dynamic trio during the 2013/14 Ethiopian coffee harvest. Catalyst Trade emerged, a vertically-integrated coffee importing business that is redefining how specialty coffee is pursued. Catalyst Trade doesn’t just go in and cherry pick the greatest coffees - they consistently put education, quality, and development opportunities for the Ethiopian farmers above all else. This is the distinctive difference that makes us stoked to partner with them as an importer. 

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