2023 Golden Bean - Bronze Medal Winner: Lucky Goat Ethiopia Wush Wush
Among the mountains and valleys of the Great African Rift and situated in perhaps the most famous coffee producing region in the world is the town of Anasora in Ethiopia. The country is uniquely located on the East side of the continent, landlocked in the horn of Africa, and is a highly regarded coffee-producing origin as the birthplace of the coffee plant. Ethiopia produces coffees unlike those from anywhere else, and the history and culture of the people are steeped in coffee tradition.
Ethiopia Wush Wush is our newest single-origin bagged coffee, and boy is it special. We've been tasting this coffee since April, and we're so excited to bring it to Florida, Georgia, and anywhere you might order from.
This coffee was produced by Israel Degefa, at a farm situated between 2100 and 2300 meters above sea level. This high elevation slows down the ripening process for the cherries, allowing them to develop complex and sweet flavors while they're cultivated.
The beans come from Ethiopian Heirloom variety coffee plants, meaning no one plant looks like the next. They are almost wild and have been made famous for their unique floral and berry tasting notes. The coffee cherries underwent a natural process after harvest with 96 hours of dry fermentation. This increased fruity-tasting notes, brightness, and sweetness in the roasted product. It is a 90-point coffee (an extremely high score) and once we roasted it here at Lucky Goat, has tasting notes of strawberry ice cream, white sangria, and nougat.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind coffee—production was thoughtfully planned and executed with quality in mind. We were so impressed by it, that we submitted it for the 2023 Golden Bean Awards and were awarded the bronze medal in the milk-based espresso drink category! Our Master Roaster has taken special care to bring out the beauty in this coffee, and we think he’s done a stellar job. We hope that you are as excited about this limited time coffee as we are.
At 2000 meters above sea level, Oromia is one of the oldest coffee-producing regions in the world, known for coffees that have distinct berry tasting notes and wild, earthy tasting notes. The beans come from Ethiopian heirloom varietal coffee plants, and are naturally processed after harvest.