Our best ever Harar
Buy 1kg of 100% Arabica medium roasted WHOLE BEAN Ethiopian Harrar coffee.
Since we started selling Harar 15 years ago, this is the best Harar lot.
It is seriously delicious, with red and blue fruits and incredible floral notes.
We wonder if there will ever be such a great lot as this again.
Perfect as black, or add milk and watch it shine.
About Ethiopia Harar
If there is one coffee that has managed to polarize the entire coffee industry for centuries, it's the revered Ethiopia Harrar.
A coffee with a problematic future, some predicting it's likely to disappear within the next decade.
Harrar is difficult to source, and half-decent Harar is as rare as rocking horse shite.
It's also costly in comparison to other alternatives.
Ethiopia Harar is a dry processed coffee from the delicate heirloom varietal Harrar (sometimes spelled Harar).
Harar is a special place, along with Yemen being the oldest type and original species of coffee. With Yemen all but disappearing from the coffee spectrum, it's likely Harrar will soon follow.
Grown in East Africa at high altitudes, the availability of Harrar continues to decline each year.
Some say it's from the impact of global warming, droughts and meagre yields on the sensitive varietal (sometimes less than 30%).
Others believe farmers can't justify growing a fragile varietal like Harar with such high risks of failure from abnormal weather conditions.
All it takes is an unexpected storm, rains at the wrong time, or an extended dry period. Significant drops in crop yields can lead to near-total harvest loss.
Coffee farmers are not silly; they always consider using their lands for different food crops.
So we see farmers removing historic heirloom coffee trees and planting crops for higher-demand foods.
Many coffee roasters abandoned Harrar in their line-up more than a decade ago. It is too hard to source, too inconsistent to roast and, more importantly, too expensive for what you might get in the cup.
But that is missing the point.
Harrar is one of the coffee world's most romantic and profound varietals.
Let's not write off Harrar just yet. Other varietals and regions cannot replicate its distinctive and alluring characteristics.
We love the sweet, fragrant grinds, the juicy cup of red and blueberries with orange citrus acidity, and a clean caramel finish.
Lovers of black coffee with powerful aromatics and complex flavours will enjoy this unique lot.
Take advantage of this chance to taste the best Harrar from Ethiopia.
1kg packs only. Sorry, no 500g packs.
What can we say......this folks is classic Harrar in the true old-school sense.
Rare and exotic, it delivers intense sweetness from both red and blue berries.
Then there's that finish.....so beautifully clean with delicious caramel.
Just jaw dropping as a black coffee and in milk it really shines like no other.
One for the true believers.........for a limited time only.
Ethiopian Favourite28 October 2022After discovering a love of African coffee I have been trying the Ethiopian selection offered by MyCuppa and the Harrar is my favourite. Great depth of flavour for my preferred flat white style. I'm not very good at pulling out flavours in my coffee but I do know delicious when I taste it.
Brilliant coffee9 November 2021Fruity, balanced and brilliant for long blacks with a thick crema