Tinker Coffee Co.

Ethiopia Shantawene Washed

Meyer lemon, lavender, watermelon.

$21.50
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12oz / whole bean / free shipping

This coffee is loaded with lavender, juicy with watermelon and citrus notes. Vibrant, sparkling acidity meets smooth, silky mouthfeel for a stand out coffee that finds its balance by melding surprise and comfort into the same cup.

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Country
ET
Region
Sidama
Town
Shanta Wene Village
Farm
Shantawene Mill
Farmer
Smallholder producers
Elevation
2000-2300m
Variety
Ethiopian Heirloom
Process
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

Nearing the tiny village of Shantawene deep in the Sidama region of Ethiopia, jolting past a school, many small huts, a ping-pong table on a triangle of grass, and children race along the dusty roads shouting “You! You! You.” Here we find the Shantawne coffee mill. Since it’s in the foothills of the Bombe Mountains, higher in elevation than many of the mills in the region, and coffee ripens slower here. Thus Shantawene swings into full production a few weeks after its sister mill of Qonqona.

Shantawene has a 5-disc pulper which is scrubbed and polished after each batch of coffee goes through it. Interestingly, this particular pulper tends to leave a bit more fruit on the cherries and we find that contributes to a beautiful unique smell and possibly more vibrancy coffee in the cup.

Sidama, Ethiopia

The land of the Sidama people in the SNNPR region is one of the most green and fertile lands on the African continent, and because of that, its people were stable and self-sufficient, an independent nation-state until annexed to Ethiopia in 1891. And a word on the name Sidamo vs Sidama: the Sidama do not refer to themselves as Sidamo. They feel it is a label that represents the the conquest of their independence and the suppression of their identity as a people. They prefer Sidama.

Both washed and unwashed coffees are produced here. The beans are of medium size and green/grey in color. Washed Sidama coffee is particularly appreciated for its round cup, balanced acidity, body and good quality moka flavor, which is sweet in taste and a vital component of gourmet roasters' lists.

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Location
Indianapolis, IN
Contact
Email
(317) 438-5728

Tinker Coffee Co.

When brothers-in-law Steve Hall and Jeff Johnson founded Tinker Coffee Co., they had a simple plan: bring the specialty coffee scene to their own Indianapolis, Indiana backyard. Combining backgrounds in wine and tech (Jeff worked with IBM for 10 years) with a dedication to sourcing fantastic coffees and sharing the excitement with customers, Steve and Jeff were recently named “Indy’s most innovative roaster" by Indianapolis Monthly, so their hard work is paying off!

Tinker Coffee was founded in 2014 and roasts coffee for a sweet group of restaurants, offices, and markets. Jeff admits to preferring Colombian coffees, and Steve, Kenyas.

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