Haro Sana has a mild and clean dry fragrance, with vanilla and caramel dominating over ripe fruit tones. Orange and other ripe citrus emerges in the wet aroma, with sweet butter and caramel.
The cup has a candy-laced sweetness, with the same ripe citrus flavors detected in the aromatics.
The cup flavours and body have a juicy quality, turning toward an almond nut finish at City+ roast. As it cools, red fruits and cream came out in the cup. There's a bit of tea-like drying quality in the aftertaste.
Haro Sana is in the Agaro area of Jimma, in the central western part of Ethiopia. The mill is at 1900 m, and coffee comes from the surrounding farms at a range from 1800 to over 2000 m.
This coffee from Haro Sana Cooperative is part of a new initiative Coffee Shrub has in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. The program is administered by a non-government organization that not only coordinates agronomists and managers for each of the coops they work with, but also has a business adviser assigned that helps the cooperative manage their debt, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members.
A cooperative can make all kinds of quality improvements, turn out fantastic coffee, and sink deeper in debt all the while. Cooperatives often fail to return a fair and full amount of payment to their farmer-members. With this lot we can verify that the great price Coffee Shrub paid will result in a fair distribution of funds, a better managed coop, investment in the mill, and even better coffee next year.
This coffee is part of Coffee Shrub’s Farm Gate pricing program.