Calibration Coffee Lab
Ethiopia Shanta Golba
Ethiopia Shanta Golba
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Grade 1 Ethiopia Shanta Golba comes to us from the Shanta Golba washing station in Sidama, Ethiopia. This coffee is roasted in a way to highlight the delicate and nuanced flavors present in this amazing bean. Expect a velvety mouthfeel with a honey sweetness, notes of strawberry jam, and fresh raspberry, lemon, and floral notes like orange blossom.
This coffee can be brewed in a variety of ways, but be sure to try it as a pour-over at a 15:1 ratio to really experience some of the nuanced flavors.
Notes of interest from our importer: Shanta Golba is a washing station in the Bensa region of Sidama, Ethiopia. Shanta Golba uses strict ripe cherry specifications and typically only uses the middle to end of harvest for the highest grades as these are typically the highest elevation coffees. Coffee usually dries for roughly 18 days here due to the use of natural shade trees over the raised beds.
The Sidama region is known for producing the most coffee at the highest grades in Ethiopia, and the geography explains why this is. This region spreads across fertile highlands, where half of the land is cultivated. The surrounding rivers and lakes along with the very high elevation results in cool weather and fertile soil. These factors, in combination with over 100 inches of rainfall per year, cause the coffee to ripen slower than in any other region in Ethiopia. There are over 50 cooperatives and 200 washing stations throughout Sidama.
What's the turnaround time for coffee orders?
Coffee is typically roasted on Mondays and shipped out the next day following QC. It is possible that your coffee is deemed fresh enough to ship if I have any roasted stock and shipped out soon after ordering. e.g. an order is placed on Thursday and I still have some of that coffee that was roasted on Monday, then I may be able to ship right away.
What shipping options do you offer?
We offer flat rate shipping of $5 for all orders under $50.
You can also choose free local delivery if you live in the 29609 or 29601 zip code. You will automatically see this option at checkout if you qualify.
Finally, you can pick up your order for free at 400 Birnie St every Thursday from 4-6pm.
You can find more details about our shipping, delivery, and pick up options here.
Do I qualify for free local delivery?
I'm happy to offer free local delivery to all addresses in the 29609 and 29601 zip code. If your shipping address qualifies at checkout, you will automatically see this as an option, along with a time range of when to expect your delivery.
How does local pick up work?
Local pick-up is available at the lab on Thursdays from 4-6PM by appointment only. This option is for online orders placed in advance. I will notify you by email that your order is ready for pick-up, with exact access instructions. The location is 400 Birnie St, Greenville, SC 29611.
Do you offer free shipping?
Yes! I'm happy to offer free shipping for all orders $50 or over. That's 3 bags of coffee! No coupon code is necessary to redeem this offer.