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Rosetta Roastery Ethiopia Harsu Forest

Rosetta Roastery - Ethiopia Harsu Forest

R 175.00

We receive fresh deliveries of these coffee beans twice per week. Please allow up to 3-4 working days after you order for dispatch in case we need to wait for the next delivery.


There are few things that go together quite like a washed Ethiopian and Rosetta Roastery. Rosetta's penchant for sourcing really interesting coffees and Ethiopia's unique origin characteristics make them a perfect match.

Harsu Forest is a new farm and washing station in the Guji region started by Fekuh Jabril. Fekuh has over a decade worth of experience working in the highlands of Guji; during his time in the region, he focused his attention on understanding the microclimates of the Guji region and how these would affect coffee. After learning what worked and searching for new areas that would suit coffee growing, he sold a previous washing station and invested in a well-kept secret: Harsu Forest. 

With its high altitude and nutrient-dense clay soil, Harsu Forest is an ideal coffee growing microclimate. It was here that Fekuh Jabril chose to build a medium-sized washing station. The prominent varietal growing in this forest is Welisho, a coffee that offers those typical Ethiopian floral bouquets that we all love so much!

Phaedon's tasting notes

There was an Ethiopian pour-over that I had in the early days of CCB at Rosetta Roastery's cafe that I count as one of my formative coffee experiences. Even though I'd already launched a coffee business, I really didn't know that coffee could taste like that. It may have been a Knott's Yirgacheffe, but the details aren't what's important. The memory does explain one of the reasons I'm so fond of Rosetta's Ethiopian offerings. Of course, the other important reason is that they all seem to taste amazing.

This latest Ethiopian from Rosetta, albeit a Guji rather than a Yirgacheffe, is also pretty perspective changing. It tastes a bit like peach iced tea (for me it actually tastes like the lipton peach iced teas I used to drink on hot days as a kid) even though I've only been drinking it warm. It's a sublime flavour concoction of tea and ripe stone fruit, with a delicate body and some subtle floral aromas. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with any brew method, but if you have a cupping bowl and spoon, do yourself a flavour and try it in its simplest form.

Roaster's notes

Style: Progressive
Flavour profile: Elegant, sweet peach, bergamot & jasmine

Ethiopian beans tend to be smaller and denser than other origin varieties, requiring an adequate amount of heat at charge to give them the impetus necessary in a short profile. The trick is giving them enough heat to penetrate without scorching and losing their delicate, subtle florals.

Coffee details

  • Producers: Feku Jabril and various smallholder farmers
  • Region: Uraga, Guji Zone, Oromia Region
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Variety: Welisho & Kurume
  • Altitude: 1900-2000 mASL
  • Processing: Washed
  • Harvest: 2020