Ethiopian Super Natural

Price: $19.95 per lb.

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With an aroma of wild blueberries, this unique hand-processed coffee bursts with flavor.
Roast Dates:
01/17, 01/24, 01/31, 02/07
Flavor Notes:
Unique, heady aroma; sweet & pungent fruitiness reminiscent of wild blueberry
About this coffee

Coffee story

Everything you need to know about Ethiopian Super Natural is in the name. Well, almost. Clearly it is from Ethiopia, but specifically it is from the south of Ethiopia, the most storied region for what? Washed coffees. That’s right—lemony, pure and incredibly perfumed washed coffees. That’s why what Abdullah Bagersh did was so innovative.

More than a decade ago, he came up with the idea to take the best, most carefully selected, purely ripe fruit from the highest elevations in the region, and instead of removing the skin and pulp at the washing station—making a washed coffee—to painstakingly dry it whole, spreading the cherries on tables in the sun. This takes exquisite care, because cherries have to be spread to a single layer, and covered every day at 11:00, when the sun is at its hottest, and uncovered at 2:00, and all the while culled for individual fruits that spoil before they can dry.

It’s risky, and takes two weeks, and you never know how it will come out, which is one of the reasons washing was invented. Natural processing is by far the older method, but it can be dreadfully inconsistent—as in dreadful tasting—and is traditionally done with the range of fruit, from cherries that desiccate on the tree, to those that fall on the ground, to those that are picked green, and taste that way.

So what’s super about this coffee is the care, the selectivity. What’s supernatural is the taste, because when it works, and the bright, citric, bouquet of flowers and the brilliance of ripe fruit meet the intense, wine-like expression of sugars sun-drying, there’s nothing like it in this world.

Peet's Coffee Buying Team


Doug, Phil, Sean, Emily

Process(es)

Natural

Roast

Dark

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  • 1/2/18
  • Moneisha
  • drinking Peet's since 2010
  • , a Peet's Employee
  • CXA
  • Home Office - Emeryville
  • Emeryville, CA

Never a dull cup!

I Love, Love, LOVE this coffee!!!! Patiently, I wait throughout the entire year for it's availability. Once in my possession, I have never been disappointed. I'm really excited about this years lot and cannot WAIT to receive my order... I've literally recruited die hard SB fans w this coffee alone. It's magical profile is indeed Supernatural! Enjoy! ~Moe

  • 12/30/17
  • Mike Nagles
  • drinking Peet's since 2007
  • Ashland, MA

I almost fell out of my chair yesterday when I logged onto peets.com to check and see if the listing is up... Much to my surprise, there it is in all it's glory. Ethiopian Super Natural!!!! First roast is 1/3/18

I hurried to place my order as quickly as possible. This stuff sells out quick and probably won't even last until the first week in February.

The blueberry, citrus and cherry undertones are unrivaled and unmistakable. This is my all time favorite. Truly out of this world flavor and freshness. I've been waiting all year for January to roll around so I can bask in the glory of these beans once again. I will be ordering several pounds...

Happy New Year to all the Peetniks out there! Don't sleep on this one. Get your order in stat!

  • 2/23/17
  • James
  • drinking Peet's since 2009
  • Milpitas, CA

I love this Ethiopian Super Natural taste ! Blueberry aroma and it's rich fruity after taste made me wanted to drink another cup! I heard this is a limited edition, I wish Peets can make it a permanent product.

  • 2/18/17
  • Sandra
  • Romulus, MI

I don't know exactly what it is about this coffee that I love so much. I first had a cup by chance when there was a Peet's shop in Ann Arbor, MI. Then, the shop was gone and it took a couple of years for me to reconnect and order online. I'm glad to say that I haven't had the same experience as some reviewers from this year --- it is just as good as I remembered!

  • 2/15/17
  • Cheryl
  • drinking Peet's since 1966
  • Galena, MD

This is a delicious, smooth cup. No bitterness. Deserves the name Super.

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