Heleanna – Ethiopia


Producer: Heleanna
: Chelelektu, Kochere, Ethiopia
Roaster: Kaffa
Cultivar: Ethiopian Heirloom
Process: Natural
Harvest: January 2016
Taste Profile: Fresh and floral aromas, with clear associations to ripe strawberries.Taste of red berry and compote, acidic fresh and sweet at the same time. Refreshing taste, juicy mouthfeel.
Roast Date: Nov 14

Heleanna is not a coffee farmer herself but a coffee buyer who buys ripe coffee berries from farmers around the Kochere area of Yirgacheffe. She then dries the coffee berries on African drying beds, slowly and precisely as she learned from her father. This is the original way to process coffee; whole berries dried in the sun. Afterwhich one takes out the stones from the coffee cherries – what we call coffee beans.

This processing method gives an extra sweet, rich coffee flavor. An elegant flower-like aroma that only comes from berries that have been grown at a high altitude and matured slowly in the cool mountainous areas. At Kaffa we love sweet and fruity coffees Ethiopia, especially when it is as clean and clear as this.


Kaffa coffee roastery has its origins in the prestigious coffee shops Java on St. Hans Haugen and Mocca on Briskeby, owned and driven by world champion of barista art in 2000, Robert William Thoresen. After 15 years burn of business, Kaffa is now at home in a stunning location for production, training and education, at Ryen in Oslo.

We at KAFFA have a very clear philosophy and focus that coffee comes from a berry on a coffee tree from a coffee farmer in a geographical area. It is precisely these elements that make the coffee tastes like it does. We search out a coffee, often visited the farmer, shook his hand and always paid a good price for good coffee. We want to build lasting relationships with our suppliers, coffee growers. Fair trade, direct trade and traceability are words and expressions many like to use, for us they are a matter of course