One in a Melon
One In A Melon is another fine example of what the Yirgacheffe region produces. Coming in the form of a Natural processed coffee, it possesses great complexity in terms of aroma and flavour, all the while maintaining a clean profile.
One In A Melon is a cooperative washing station located roughly 4KM from the town of Yirgacheffe, with around 2,400 smallholder members. The coffees planted and produced here consist of heirloom varietals, which were chosen from the forest and then transplanted to small gardens.
During each harvest, every farmer sorts by-hand only the ripe coffee cherries, which are then dried on raised beds to facilitate better airflow for drying. Coffee left to dry on the drying beds are diligently and systematically turned every few hours or so, in order to ensure proper and controlled drying – thus avoiding the chances of over-fermentation or coffees turning sour. The coffees are dried for a total of 8 to 10 days.
In the cup, this lot displays a wide range of fruity flavours such as watermelon, stone fruit, grapes, cherries, and blueberries. Its citric acidity reminds us of lemons and lemongrass, and its syrupy sweetness finish is like popping a candy in our mouths.