Cowboy Tears

$24.00 CAD
Dark Chocolate, Nutty, Stone Fruit

A single-origin espresso. Clean, approachable, and sweeter than a stolen kiss. Seasonally rotated to keep you in the saddle and smiling throughout the year. 

The Bean:

Origin: Ethiopia
Region: Nensebo, West Arsi
Method: Washed
Producer: Negusse Debella
Varietal: Ethiopian Landraces
Elevation: 1800-1970 masl


Located in larger region of Oromia, West Arsi is about 400 km south of Addis Ababa. The Nensebo woreda (district) is home to a collection of smallholder farmers totaling 5,000 hectares of coffee. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers here grow a range of selected coffee varieties from the JARC (Jimma Agricultural Research Center) and coffee varieties that are said to have originated from the neighbouring forests of the area.Nensebo historically has been sold as a Sidama coffee, but this woreda is technically a part of the region of West Arsi. While not as well known as some other regions of Ethiopia, Nensebo surprised coffee aficionados by claiming more than 1/3 of all the Cup of Excellence winners in the inaugural tasting competition in 2020.

The Producer

Negusse Debela has not been in the coffee industry long. He is known in Ethiopia as a computer guy, running a successful computer part import company. While coffee does not seem like a natural leap, he was inspired on a trip to Minnesota in the US, where at a café he had a truly exceptional pour-over.At that moment he realized the potential of coffee in his home country, and upon his return, he got right to work. Negusse started off by touring coffee processing sites throughout southern Ethiopia to understand the farming and processing better. From that initial tour, he was determined to set his company SNAP on a course to be one of the highest quality exporters in Ethiopia.Negusse has since bought land for SNAP to process coffee themselves, and has also undertaken the management of processing sites in Nensebo, Yirgacheffe, and Guji. In early 2019, SNAP finished the final touches on their own export dry mill, giving them full control of their product and quality.