Disco Marmalade – Kirite, Guji, Ethiopia
With bright purple jam, sweet herbs & violet floral complexity, this washed processed landrace lot is grown by smallholders associated with the Kirite community in Guji, Ethiopia. METAD’s Hambela estate processes the fruit by depulping, and fermenting the remaining bits of fruit off the seeds by submerging in water tanks, visually reminiscent of a vat of sparkling kombucha ✨
Producers: Kirite community
Where: Guji, Ethiopia
Tasting notes: purple grape & violet florals
Harvest: Dec 2019 – Jan 2020
Our two latest releases in October are from Guji (Kirite aka Disco Marmalade) and Gedeb (Beriti aka Strawberry Sundae) respectively, & have something pretty neat in common – They are both lots from outgrower communities that work with METAD, who have a remarkable history as a company, producer and exporter in Ethiopia.