Symmetry Coffee Roasters
ETHIOPIA | HALO BERITY NATURAL
ETHIOPIA | HALO BERITY NATURAL
- COUNTRY: ETHIOPIA
ELEVATION: 1200 - 3200 m.a.s.l.
IMPORTER: PROJECT ORIGIN
ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
FOR ESPRESSO AND BLACK COFFEE
ABOUT THE REGION
There is a certain romanticism that exists in the traditional bright, floral and complex qualities of Ethiopian coffees that so many of us never tire of experiencing. Spanning a remarkable topographic rollercoaster, the ECX Area of Yirgacheffe climbs from 1200 m.a.s.l to 3200 m.a.s.l with only 30km in between. This dramatic expanse in height has led to a bio-diverse environment – undoubtedly contributing to the cup profiles being so unique. The Yirgacheffe Area of Ethiopia is home to some well known washing stations, and Project Origin sources from many of them, including Konga, Koke, Chelelektu, Aricha, Gersay, Idido, Kochere, Gutity, Worka and Chelba.
- Coffees grow in small-holder farmers’ backyards (known as ‘garden coffee’) in the Yirgacheffe region.
- Cherries are harvested from October – January and taken to the washing station where small-holder lots are combined.
- Coffee is de-pulped and floaters are separated before going into large tanks for fermentation.
- De-pulped beans are covered in water and wet-fermented for 12-24 hours to remove mucilage.
- After fermentation coffee beans are rinsed thoroughly in channels to remove the last bits of mucilage and further separate any floaters.
- Coffee beans are then moved African beds in the sun to dry for 10-15 days until moisture level reaches 10-12%.
- On very hot days when coffee beans are on raised beds, they may be covered in plastic to control the rate of drying.
- Dried beans are then stored in parchment for protection until milling and export preparation.
- Our local partner, Primrose, does further quality control and sorting during milling. As a minimum they do a triple-pass through a colour sorter and a triple-pass through hand sorting tables to improve overall quality.
When will I receive my coffee?
Our coffee is sent via Australia Post .
Tracking services are provided and you will receive your tracking number once we dispatch your order.
Parcel Post by AustPost normally takes under 6 business days and Express Post by AustPost normally under 3 business days.
Upon receiving your order, we generally send your order out within two business days as we aim for you to have the freshest roast possible.
We do have roast schedule's and some orders may be delayed waiting for those roast days - we will let you know if there's any lengthy delays.
Please allow extra time over public holidays or during major holiday periods and weekends.
Please note if you order later than Thursday, your order might not be able to arrive until Tuesday the following week.
Please understand drivers are human, some errors can happen. When it happens, don't hesitate and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or "Chat with us" from the website.
Can I pickup my coffee?
Yes, you are more than welcome.
Mon - Fri 7:30am-3pm
Walk through "Little Things Cafe" you will find your order to the right as you enter the roastery gates on a black steel shelf with your name/# stickered on your parcel.
*Sundays and Public Holidays access are closed
Place your order, then give us some time to roast and pack for you (usually less than two business days).
Once received ready for pickup notification, come in, check in, and say hi to either Matty or Po.
Can you grind my coffee?
Sorry, we sell whole beans only.
The reason being is that pre-grinding freshly roasted coffee means that it affects the integrity of the coffee and this makes the coffee expire a lot faster. It's like having artisan bread being pre-sliced or a piece of fruit being left out in the sun!
I have other questions
Send us your queries from our website "chat with us" function, our roasters Matty & Po will get back to you as soon as possible, if they are not online, you will get an email response.
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