June's Coffee of the Month
Origin: Djimmah, Ethiopia
Roast: Light/Medium Roast (2)
Summary of taste:Dark chocolate, rich and winey
Whittard recommends: Using a filter, cafetière or aeropress and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink:Throughout the day
Long before they were first cultivated by the Arabs in Yemen, legend has it that the first Arabica coffee beans were discovered by a goatherd in the province of Kaffa, south-west Ethiopia, back in 850 BC.
A stone’s throw from the home of the first bean, the small round Mocha beans grown in the region of Djimmah have a wonderfully rich and earthy flavour, harking back to their ancient roots – it’s no wonder that Mocha Djimmah is sometimes known as ‘Original Coffee’…
Grown at a high altitude beneath the shade of dense forests, the beans laid out to dry in the scorching sun. Known for their bittersweet chocolate intensity, these Mocha beans give a hit of boozy fruit, and a delicious nutty aftertaste. Mature and multi-layered, this coffee has a flavour as rich as its history.