The fruit bat follows its keen sense of smell on its endless search for fruit juice and flower nectar. Our team takes the same approach to developing our annual Fruit Bat seasonal espresso blend. This year's edition comes from ripe red coffee cherry grown in Ethiopia and Burundi, and tastes to us like blood orange and cranberry.

18g in | 31-35 seconds | 45-50g out

  • Type Espresso - Blend
  • Country Burundi, Ethiopia
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety 74110, 74112, mixed indigenous, Bourbon

The details

  • Country Ethiopia
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Guji
  • Elevation Range 1800-2100 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed sun-dried
  • Harvest December 2019 - January 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2014
  • Country Burundi
  • Producer smallholder growers
  • Region Kayanza
  • Elevation Range 1750 m
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method raised bed shade-dried
  • Harvest June-August 2019
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2016

How To Brew

We recommend your finished espresso should weigh 2.5 times as much as your coffee dose., which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For espresso we recommend a fine grind, setting 1 if you are ordering from

Recommended Method Espresso Machine

  • 01.
    Weigh Coffee 18g of coffee yields 45g
  • 02.
    Grind Coffee
  • 03.
    Make an even bed of coffee in the portafilter and pull the shot
  • 04.

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