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Ethiopia Harrar: A Holy Ghost Rolling, Slap Yo Mama Coffee!

Our newest catchphrase? “Oh My Delicious Lord!” So we’ve talked about everything from coffee slapping us in the face to coffee making us salivate and even cry. But this one, Oh LAWD, this one is gonna make you SLAP YO MAMA, catch the Holy Ghost, repent, then repeat. Nothing short of an insane adrenaline rush, this electrifying wild fruit beauty is layered with velvety chocolate and butter cream almond. It has a highly concentrated very berry flavor masked with mouth-watering layers of milk chocolate. Roasted at City, City+, and Full City, we took this coffee all over the map with us and tasted the hell out of it. Our online store, Jitterz Café, offers this coffee at all three roast levels listed here – tailored specifically for your taste preference! Snag it for some holy ghost rolling fun! *Photo Credit: Gevon Knox, GServo Photography*

City Roast

Such an appropriate introduction to this coffee. It features bright characteristics over different types of preparation: a candy-like fruitiness, orange and tangerine, strawberry blanketed in mouth-watering layers of chocolate.

Grind & Prep: Coarse, French Press | Coarse, Pour-over

Dry Aroma: Nutty, Maple Syrup, Cardamom

Wet Aroma: Tussin, Syrupy Pancakes, Nutty Butty Bar

Mouthfeel: Smooth & Velvety

Full City Roast

Skip over to Full City and you get a much more mature cup featuring different herb and fruit elements: basil, lime, tangerine, pomegranate, warm buttery popcorn, gala apples, and milk chocolate almond. At this level we have a beautiful smooth velvet chocolate finish. Upfront, it has chocolate on the cusp and a hint of blueberry softness. As it cools we get to experience some strawberry layered with butter cream and cream cheese frosting. There is such a peaceful ambiance to the Full City roast. The Full City roast would likely pair well with a full-bodied Madura cigar that has a hint of woody spice elements.

Grind & Prep: Med/Coarse, French Press | Semi-Fine, Pour-over | Fine, Vietnamese Phin Filter

Dry Aroma: Nutty, Maple Syrup, Cardamom

Wet Aroma: Pancakes, Canoli, Baked Bread

Mouthfeel: Smooth & Velvety

City+ Roast, Ooooh-weeee, that Damn City+ Roast!

City+ roast proves to be an electrifying experience in both the French Press and the Vietnamese Phin Filter. This roast and preparation is the ultimate performance level for this coffee. City+ roast introduces an intense intimacy of boastful wild fruit, tangerine, raspberry, toffee nut, macadamia nut and finishes like a sexy chocolate fruit bomb. At this roast and grind, it would perform as amazing single origin espresso (SO, meaning from one coffee region, not a blend). The texture, acidity, brightness and the subtle chocolate nuances combined with its boastful fruit and herb complexities takes the experience to a whole other level.

Grind & Prep: Coarse, French Press

Grind & Prep: Fine, Vietnamese Phin Filter, 10-min Steep, 2.5 Tbsp tightly packed, Slowly Releasing the Screw-Down Filter

Wet Aroma: Caramel, Chocolate, Fudge

Mouthfeel: Fruit-like texture, a bit dryer, gorgeous acidity

Pair With

Absolutely nothing – Harrar owns the stage, and totally deserves it! We wouldn’t want to rob it of its ultimate performance, i.e., no unnecessary distractions. But if you must…a handful of nuts (almond, pecans or walnuts), raisins, freshly-baked, warm buttery bread or mango.

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