Coffea Circulor Ethiopia Hamasho Natural NX 250g

190 kr including VAT

“Reminiscent of childish berry-fruit candy sweetness with integrated and playful acidity.”

Ivica Cvetanovski
Founder, Coffea Circulor, Sweden

SCA SCORE 91.25

FLAVOR ALGORITHM AND DESIGN Ivica Cvetanovski

Roasted light based on conduction and moderate heat application with world class skill and care. Extensive roast, high front up heat that decreases and a ramp that leads into a humble crack. The florals and the rich acidity are generated immediately after the first crack.

GENESIS

ProducerSmallholders
CountryEthiopia
RegionSidama, Bensa
Altitude2,230 masl
VarietalHeirloom
ProcessNatural
Lot size240kg
Trade15.24 USD/kg


SENSORY EXPERIENCE

AromaBing cherry, Lychee, Honey, Rose
FlavorBlueberry, Cherry, Lychee, Strawberry
AftertasteMilk chocolate, Peach, Violet, Mid
AcidityBing cherry, Tartaric, Citric, Mid-High
BodyJuicy, Light, Mid
BalanceSynergetic


SYNOPSIS

Home of some of the renowned and rewarded Ethiopian selections, Daye Bensa presents annual consistent harvests.

The producers of Hamasho live high in the Bombe mountains and have an out-grower relationship with producer Daye Bensa. The out-grower group consists of approximately 1,500 farmers in various parts of the mountain range and these producers deliver their coffee to Daye Bensa’s Hamasho Washing Station. Daye Bensa is one of major coffee exporting companies in Ethiopia and exports directly from its own farms affiliated farmers and collaborators.

Daye Bensa works with various communities of out-growers from whom they receive cherries and work with multiple washing stations in the Bensa Sidamo area. Impressive staggering elevations of up to 2,300 meters, the beans are very dense, with heavy concentrations of the smaller screen sizes (the majority of the coffee screen sizes at 13-14). This enable the beans to inhibit a vast amount of powerful characteristics which are released during roasting.

The Hamasho Natural (NX) consists of ripe cherries which are floated upon reception. This procedure removes over-ripe and under-ripe beans and are then moved to African raised beds to be dried for between 14 and 18 days. The cherries are locally hulled into unsorted beans, and then transported to Addis for final sorting at Daye Bensa’s own dry-mill.

EXTRACTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Our World Brewers Cup recipe, One (1:1:1), for Hario V60-01/02 with Hario VCF-01/02 filters:

  • Coffee: 20g.
  • Water: 300g @ 93-95°C, TDS: 10-50 mg/l.
  • 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00.
  • Pour by pulsing in helix formation during 20 seconds, starting from the centre, 5 revolutions per pulse. Ensure no grinds persist on the filter wall in the last pouring pulse.
  • At 01:00, 02:00 and 03:00, confirm the filter bed is flat and uniform. Avoid generating cavities and craters.
  • Target a TDS reading of 1.40±0.02.
  • Adjust only grind size and water temperature.
  • Grinding: Target 600-800μm. Example: 28 turns from the finest setting on Comandante.
  • If the flow ends past each minute, adjust your grind settings to finer and respectively for slower flow.
  • The recipe, technique and formula is singularly linear and time efficient. Learn more about linearly up- and downscaling our recipe here.

Find more recommendations for other devices here.

FERMENTATION MORPHEMES

As each picked coffee cherry is destined for specific fermentation formulas, we denote each lot carrying the same name with a morpheme. Below is a listing of most common fermentation practices. Please use this reference to better understand the differences between equally named coffees and their fermentation formulas. For example, read a suffix of “NASDX” such as Natural Anaerobic Slow Drying Fermentation”.

AXAnaerobic Fermentation
CXCold Fermentation
CMXCarbonic Maceration
DXDry Fermentation
EXExtended Fermentation
RH, YH, WH, BHHoney Fermentation
HXHypoxia Fermentation
MXMacerated Fermentation
NXNatural Fermentation
SXSlow Fermentation
WXWashed Fermentation
YXYeast Fermentation

 

EXTRACTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Our World Brewers Cup recipe, One (1:1:1), for Hario V60-01/02 with Hario VCF-01/02 filters:

  • Coffee: 20g.
  • Water: 300g @ 93-95°C, TDS: 10-50 mg/l.
  • 100g of 20 second pours in 3 total pours at 0:00, 1:00 and last pour at 2:00. Finish at 3:00.
  • Pour by pulsing in helix formation during 20 seconds, starting from the centre, 5 revolutions per pulse. Ensure no grinds persist on the filter wall in the last pouring pulse.
  • At 01:00, 02:00 and 03:00, confirm the filter bed is flat and uniform. Avoid generating cavities and craters.
  • Target a TDS reading of 1.40±0.02.
  • Adjust only grind size and water temperature.
  • Grinding: Target 600-800μm. Example: 28 turns from the finest setting on Comandante.
  • If the flow ends past each minute, adjust your grind settings to finer and respectively for slower flow.
  • The recipe, technique and formula is singularly linear and time efficient. Learn more about linearly up- and downscaling our recipe here.

WATER RECOMMENDATIONS

Use water with balanced mineral content to optimize flavor and character. Keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) between 10-50 ppm or mg/l. We advise a temperature between 93-95°C for the best brewing experience.

STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

Please store in a cool and dry place in order to secure freshness and quality. To ensure best possible experience use within 3 months after roast date and 2 weeks after opening. In various environments and setups, your brewing experience can benefit from opening the bag and closing it. Wait one day to brew. We have invested significant time to research the durability of the coffee by actively refining our roasting algorithms to ensure perpetual quality post 3 months of production. Our flavor-lock packaging technology is based on processing and roasting. This ensures persisting and stable aromas, flavors and pro-experience.

TEMPORALITY RECOMMENDATIONS

Start using at will. Brew immediately or wait several weeks. Prepare for a championship with a strategy. It all depends on your goals.

We recommend using the coffees by first opening the container/bag one day before the first planned brew to enable a natural aeration of the coffees. Use according to the following matrix and remember these are general observations given parameters such as continent, country, region, variety, altitude, process, etc. combined with Coffea Circulor processing and roasting algorithms.

Plan your acquisition according to production schedules (roasting), event attendance (home/championship) and shipping priority (standard/courier).

0-3 daysFocused acidity
4-7 daysOptimal Coffea Circulor recommended praxis
8-14 daysIncreased floral perception
15-21 daysIncreased sweetness
22+ daysIncreased balance
1+ monthIntact sweetness, peak intensity
2+ monthsInherent balance, possible reduced florals turning herbal

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