Little Waves has been roasting coffees by the Yakro Cooperative for three years. Part of Ethiopia’s incredible Kata Muduga Union, Yakro has radically improved their quality in recent years, thanks in part to investment by the nonprofit Technoserve. This lot was grown at the start of the harvest season and it’s a juicy, tart treat. We tasted peach and black cherry, with a creamy mouthfeel and a pleasantly mild lemon acidity.
Bag Size: 12 oz (340 g)
Roast: Light Medium
Origin: Agaro Gera Woreda, Jimma, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1850 - 2100 MASL
Varietal: JARC Selections, Ethiopian Landraces
Roaster Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Lemonade, Peach
We Tasted: Peach, Black Cherry, Lemon
All coffees are roasted to order and shipped direct from the roaster.
Named 2022’s Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine, Little Waves might be little-no-more soon. Based in Durham, NC, they are an impact-driven and female-forward roaster, making intentional choices at every level of their business, from sustainable sourcing to building relationships with their local community.
Our recommended brew ratios are as follows:
Espresso: 1:2.2 - 1:2.5 (17.5 - 18 g in, 38.5 - 45 out, 25 - 32 seconds)
Batch Brewers: 1:16
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