How It Tastes
The complex flavors of blueberry and spice deliver a truly special cup utterly different from our Ethiopian Fancy, which is a washed process coffee from the Yirgacheffe area. Anyone who likes fruity African coffee, or indeed, sun-dried Mocha from Yemen, will love this special offering.
This natural process and sun-dried coffee hails from Dire Dawa, the “Queen City” of the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Harrar is closely associated with the beginnings of the coffee trade and is the traditional center for natural coffee.
Grown by smallholder farmers, the cherry is meticulously hand collected, sorted and dried, resulting in a special quality with an ancient pedigree. This is how coffee was made before modern milling machinery had even been imagined, the whole red coffee fruits spread to shrivel and oxidize in the high desert heat. And this is why Queen City Harar tastes so prominently of dried fruits like fig and date. It is a dried fruit, and at once a spicy, full-bodied Peet’s favorite.