5 pk — $13
Do you ever wish that brewing coffee was as easy as brewing tea? Well, here you go! Introducing Red Rooster’s first single-cup coffee bag. Produced in partnership with Steeped Coffee, these bags are nitro-sealed for freshness in fully compostable packaging made using renewable plant-based materials. These easy-to-use compostable bags are the perfect solution when you’re on the road, camping, running late, couch surfing or need a really cool stocking stuffer.
"A uniquely composed washed Ethiopia cup: citrusy, herbaceous, chocolaty, exceptionally and complexly nuanced."
Review Date: October 2021
Dunk 15 - 30 secs.
Steep 5+ minutes
Go south, deep into the green hills of Ethiopia. Past Yirgacheffe. Past Sidama and into the red roads that draw you into the Guji Zone. Keep going long enough and you’ll reach the mountainous Uraga District where narrow dirt roadways are few and navigation is, well, shall we say, “challenging?” This is about as far south as coffee grows in Ethiopia, but it is more than worth the endless bouncing hours and challenging infrastructure. The uniquely high elevations of the region means the densely structured fruits ripen slower than almost anywhere else in Ethiopia, which translates to beautifully complex coffees.
Many of the cultivated trees in this area are younger, having been introduced through the JARC (Jimma Agricultural Research Center) for particular cup quality in these microclimates. These varieties are identified by the numerical designations - 74110 and 74112. Numerous wild coffee varieties proliferate throughout this region as well, predominantly Ethiopian heirloom varieties along with what are sometimes referred to as “Landrace,” a term for naturally adapted local varieties.
Like in most of Ethiopia, growers in the Uraga district are smallholders, aka “garden farmers,” so called because most of them are producing coffee in the “garden” areas around their homes, often by harvesting cherries from coffee trees growing wild on their land. Farm sizes tend to be between .5 to 2 hectares in size on average, though occasionally can reach upwards of 10 hectares. The average yearly yield in green coffee from the smaller farms is around 2 to 4 bags.
Unique small-lot coffees from our globe-spanning network of artisan producers, roasted to perfection and delivered to you each month.
Plus, if you choose an annual plan, we’ll send you amazing brew gear like the Fellow Stagg EKG kettle or a Moccamaster brewer for free.