Our only natural process coffee bean, this one is grown in Ethiopia’s Guji Zone. As exaggerated as it may sound, our chief roaster calls Cheri “strawberry quik”, in a nod to its very fruity and unique flavor profile. The natural process nature of it gives it a much fruitier sweetness, very distinct from the other beans we currently offer. The Cheri isn’t intended to be drowned in cream and sugar, it is absolutely meant to be enjoyed in a pure form, as a pour over or even espresso. Its as far from a dark roasted bean you’d find in a large coffee chain as possible.
The bean are grown in the Hagermaryam ward part of Ethiopia’s Guji Zone, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. There are roughly 700 different farmers who supply beans to the Cheri processing station.
Cheri beans spend 21-24 days on raised drying beds, and spend no time being bathed in water to remove the cherry fruit from the bean. Thus giving Cheri its distinct fruitier flavor.