Arsosala Whole Bean 250g Cloud Picker Coffee


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Guji | Ethiopia | Arsosala

Flavours | Blood Orange Marmalade | Lavender | Elderberry

Altitude | 1800 MASL

Process | Natural

Variety | Bourbon, Typica

The Arsosala washing station was founded in 2015 and is situated in the Urga district of Guji. The farmers delivering to this station are smallholders with some operating farms as small as 1/8 of a hectare.

Many Ethiopian coffee lovers will be surprised to see that this coffee is a mix of Bourbon and Typica – varieties more normally associated with the Americas. Ethiopia, on the other hand, is celebrated for the genetic wildness of its coffees. This Ethiopian Bourbon and Typica are indeed different – the Ethiopian usage of these names is a more casual referral to local varieties with a resistance to coffee berry disease.

The coffees from this station are dried on raised beds for between 8 and 20 days, depending on the amount of sun present during the drying period.

Established in 2013 by Frank Kavanagh & Peter Sztal.
Having worked in graphic design and corporate banking respectively, They took the leap and opened up their own coffee roastery. The name Cloud Picker came from our trip to Northern Thailand where we visited a coffee farm in the Doi Chang area on the Thai / Burma border and where we went up through the clouds to see the coffee pickers!

Cloud Picker is Dublin City’s first micro coffee roastery. They hand roast to order on the esteemed Giesen roaster. Borne from passion, curiosity and the quest to create a unique coffee product for the Irish market. While they roast on Stannaway Drive, Crumlin our café is at 42 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

”It’s very important for us to know where our coffee is grown, the conditions of the farms and how the coffee pickers are treated. To do this we traveled to origin and in 2013 we went to Brazil and met with Felipe & Marcos Croce of FAF Coffees and in 2014 we went to El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Here we met with farmers such as Emilio Lopez of Cuatro M cafés. Since this, we have been importing from their farms. It is through this work that we aim for build long term relationships while also further ensuring we receive top quality green coffee.” – Franck & Peter