A unique blend of specialty and premium grade coffees that produce an iconic natural Ethiopian flavor of blueberry, blackberry, and cherry. This coffee is also organic certified.
Where its from
All coffee falls somewhere on a grading scale. Coffees scoring higher than an 80 is deemed specialty grade, and these coffees make up around 5% of the total coffee market. The 88+ scoring coffees are the easiest to sell due to their interesting flavor profiles and they also bring the highest profits. But farmers then have to find buyers for the rest of their lot which is typically the majority of their crop.
This is where Michael McIntyre comes into the story. Michael developed Dur Feres, a carefully selected blend of coffee from families and communities where the highest priced lots have already been sold. Dur Feres offers the same level of traceability, organic certification, and iconic Ethiopian flavor profile, but provides a steady rotation of fresh crop and a dependable flavor profile for buyers. Truly a clever solution to a sustainability problem.
This is a really good coffee, I also bought some for a friend and they love it. I wasn't expecting to love it because I've had some disappointing blends from other roasters. I was wrong.
Great taste with hint of blueberry and then chocolate. Smooth pour over.
Looking for a new "everyday Ethiopian" (is that a thing?) and think this one will be it. We've been sampling Ehtiopians for a few months during the pandemic and this one is easily in the top three. Smooth and complex, with minimal bitterness. We will be ordering again...and again.
This is a solid showcase of the berry / fruit taste of Ethiopians. It has a smoother mouthfeel (I know I know) than a lot of other coffees so it's an easy entry point for those who aren't sure about a "fruity coffee." Really enjoyed this one, would order again!
Absolutely one of Methodical’s best roasts. Will buy again and again!