Ethiopia - Hamasho Station

Incredible washed Ethiopian coffee that's floral and bright, with clean accents of peach, honeydew melon, and Concord grape, and an amazing aromatic profile of fresh rue herb, and jasmine pearl tea

Alright, let’s give this a Colorado twist:

Hamasho’s brews are like a mountain breeze, refined yet boldly aromatic, dancing delicately between intensity and subtlety. Opting for lighter roasts is key, stopping shy of anything darker than a City+ level to ensure those volatile aromatics shine through. As you grind the beans, a symphony of jasmine florals, zesty citrus, and a hint of mountain tea fills the air, with a sweetness that feels like a warm embrace from the sun.

Pouring hot water over the grounds unleashes a bouquet of dark sugars, while breaking through the crust releases a burst of perfumed floral notes reminiscent of wildflowers blooming in the Rockies. Hamasho truly shines on the cupping table, and brewing it through a V60 produces a cup like a crisp mountain morning—bright, juicy, and sweet, with a complex floral profile that transports you to alpine meadows.

The flavors are as diverse as Colorado’s landscape, with prominent herbal and floral notes that beckon memories of hiking through fragrant pine forests. The sweetness is pure and refreshing, akin to sipping on a cool mountain stream, with hints of jasmine pearl tea and wildflowers lingering on the palate. And let’s not forget the fruits – a vibrant medley of ripe peaches, honeydew melon, and juicy oranges that add a touch of summer to every sip.