Calendar Coffee- Aricha | Ethiopia
Ethiopia is universally referred to as the birthplace of coffee and it's one of the few places where coffee is grown and cultivated in the wild. The flavours here are notably diverse from citrus to florals, through to candied and even tropical fruit. We’re kicking off the season with this beautiful coffee from the Aricha washing station in Yirgacheffe. It's elegant, complex and sugary sweet, you’re going to love it!
Coffees from Yirgacheffe can be explosively aromatic, full of citrus and floral notes and in many ways, truly unique! While this coffee was less aromatic than some of the others we tasted earlier this year, it's flavour's really stood out! Expect a creamy, well balanced cup with notes of peach, lavender and black tea.
Calendars story began in 2014 at Workshop Coffee in London. It was here where Zarah and Dan learnt that the best tasting coffees were almost always the most recently harvested. For something that has such a big impact on quality, they were surprised this information is rarely shared with the customer. Coffee is best treated like any other fresh produce, and they saw an opportunity to improve quality through the way they source and the producers Calendar works with.
Over the next two years, the idea for a seasonal roastery started to take shape and in November 2017, they relocated to their hometown of Galway to make their dream a reality. Following the harvest calendar, the coffees and origins they work with are always changing, depending on which countries are harvesting and the coffees that taste best. By sourcing just the right amount to meet seasonal demand, Calendar are able to build a diverse range that is sweet and full of flavour all year round!
But it’s not just about great tasting coffee. Environmental responsibility is at the heart of everything they do, and their goal is to build a coffee company for the future. Calendar are constantly looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be kinder to our planet. By no means perfect, but they've made it their mission to do better.