About this Coffee
The Amaro Mountains are a small range separating the communities of Amaro on the eastern slopes from Nechisar National Park and the lowland tribal areas of Arba Minch in southwest Ethiopia, Sidama region. The local coffee varieties, relatively light population, waterfalls and highland bamboo forests are among the many unique features of the area.
Cherries are dried on raised beds. Raised beds are a great way to dry cherries as they allow no contact with the soil, resulting in a much cleaner coffee. They also provide even aeration, in which the dry air can reach the bean from both above and below the beds. After drying, mature cherries are sent to Amaro Gayo’s “eco-friendly” pulping machine, which uses far less water than most mills.
As a brewed coffee, the Amaro Gayo is a remarkable sonata of baking spices and aromatic woods. Imagine a grand piano. Now imagine playing a descending F major arpeggio over several octaves. Now imagine that, instead of sounds, the piano produces alternating aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, cedar, and maple.