Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey
Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey

Ethiopia - Elto Archers Lot Honey

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lavender, lemon grass, ginger ale, floral honey

Weight 200 grams
Roast Profile Espresso & Filter

Producer: Elto Coffee / Eliyas Dukamo & Atiklit Dejene
Farm: Gango Village
Location: Bensa, Sidama
Variety: 74158
Process: Anaerobic Honey 120hrs
Altitude: 2,300 masl

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Elto Coffee is the passion project of Sidama Bensa-based couple Eliyas Dukamo and Atiklit Dejene. Their activities aim to honor every facet of coffee by producing exclusive and outstanding nano-lots. They do this by using the highest quality cherries cultivated and harvested by the smallholder farmers in the proximate communities and processing them through contemporary updates to traditional methods and styles.

They named their company “Elto” which, we learned from Atiklit, means “more than passion” and “abundance” in the Sidamic language. Their aspiration is for every Elto coffee to be the most exciting cup a consumer has ever tasted.

Guided by the values of honesty, respect, and humility to always remain open to learning, they are committed to engaging in meaningful relationships with their connections throughout the value chain, fostering a spirit of dynamic creativity in the industry, and showcasing the Elto rendition of Sidama Bensa coffees to the world. They consider their greatest task to be empowering their partner coffee farmers through more rewarding returns for their assiduous work.

Gango Village is situated in the well-endowed Sidama Bensa highlands at 2,300 masl, neighboring more widely renowned higher-end specialty coffee cultivating communities like Hamasho Village and Bombe Village.

Likewise, it is home to about 600 smallholder coffee farmers who grow inherently organic, sugar-rich, and high-quality coffee cherries inter-cropped with banana and enset, as the most common source of sustenance, in 1-2 hectare parcels of land.

They harvest coffee cherries by selective handpicking, avoiding any harm to both cherries and the trees, but had been unable to fully explore the flavor potential and optimize the value of these cherries, due to limited know-how on updated cultivation and post-harvest processing best practices until Eliyas and Atiklit shared their expertise.

Eliyas and Atiklit are seasoned specialty coffee professionals with grassroots working experience complementing their solid academic backgrounds. Both of them are professional cuppers trained by the Ethiopian Tea and Coffee Authority.

Eliyas, who graduated with a Bsc in Marketing Management has taken the lead in Daye Bensa Coffee as Operations Manager. Meanwhile Atiklit, who graduated with a BSc in Agriculture focused on Plant Science, has built her career so far by working in Gesha Village as Coffee Processing Manager and in Daye Bensa as Lab Manager for Microlot Processing at harvest time.

‘Ethiopian heirloom’ is the general term commonly used to identify coffee originating from Ethiopia. It covers two classifications: Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) varieties and regional landrace varieties. JARC varieties were developed and released to improve the productivity and livelihood of smallholder coffee farmers, to boost the country's coffee industry. 

These varieties are promoted and bred because of their good quality (when grown at the recommended elevations), resistance to or tolerance of adverse elements, and adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. There are 40+ JARC varieties comprised mostly of pure line selections and a handful of hybrids.Regional landraces, meanwhile, are varieties that propagate in the wild, without regulated interventions.

Sidama Bensa-grown 74158, a JARC variety generally observed to express Geisha-esque floral, citrus, and honeyed notes, has consistently ranked among the best at the Ethiopia Cup of Excellence and fetched the highest prices at the auction.

The Archers Lot

Archers Lots culminate our co-founders’ creativity and technical acumen to compose truly artisanal specialty coffee experiences for both the discerning and adventurous specialty coffee connoisseurs, in collaboration with our closest producing partners.

In this Archers-curated 120-hour anaerobic honey process, the perfectly ripe, hand-harvested, and carefully pre-cleaned cherries were re-sorted on raised beds to ensure uniformity of the ripeness level (visually indicated by color) before they were de-pulped (i.e. skin removed) and then sealed in 50-60 KG plastic barrels with lids having a one-way valve. This was done to aid in maintaining an oxygen-free fermentation phase throughout the pre-determined 120-hour period.

After fermentation, the barrels were emptied onto the raised beds, as the de-pulped cherries were evenly spread out in very thin layers, allowing the fermentation juices to sufficiently drain off of them. The specific instruction to maintain very thinly layered cherries throughout the sun-drying phase was deliberate, to avoid extraneous microbial activity as the coffees had already undergone the necessary fermentation in the barrels prior. The target moisture level was achieved after 14 to 18 days.

As a result of this process, this cup expresses heightened florality and honeyed sweetness, with a transparent, lively, and refreshing character.

brewing guide

- Ready your brewing tools ahead.
- Keep your coffee gear and containers clean.
- Decide and adjust your grind size based on:
— Your coffee’s roast date
— Your brewing method
- Be consistent with water quality and measuring weight, ratios, and time.
- Remember!
— Let your palate help you personalize the best recipe for you.
— Brew often and have fun!

More about Brewing here.


  • (like table salt; 27-32 clicks in Comandante MK4 and 17-20 clicks in Timemore C2)
  • COFFEE AGE: 7-14 days, ideally
  • COFFEE DOSE: 17 grams
  • WATER WEIGHT: 255 mL
  • TARGET BREW TIME: 02:30 - 03:00


  • DOSE: 18 to 20 grams 
  • YIELD: 32 to 34 grams 
  • TIME: 22 to 26 seconds
  • RATIO: 1 : 1.6
  • TEMPERATURE: 90°C - 93°C



  • 90ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 120ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 150-180ml cup: 18-20 grams
  • 210-240ml cup: 18-20 grams


  • 90ml cup: 40 mL (split shot)
  • 120ml cup: 20-24mL
  • 150-180ml cup: 22-28mL
  • 210-240ml cup: 30-32mL



1. Heat water to 90°C-93°C

2. Arrange your brewing set-up.

— Place your dripper on the carafe & filter paper in the dripper.

— Rinse the filter paper with hot water & remove the rinsing water from the carafe.

3. Switch on your scale.

4. Measure out 17 g of coffee & grind to Medium.

5. Place the carafe and dripper with the rinsed filter paper onto the scale, & tare.

6. Transfer the ground coffee to the dripper; then, tare.

7. Start the timer!

First pour to bloom, 55ml for 30 seconds.

Second pour, 100 ml at 00:30.

Third pour, the final 100ml at 01:15

8. Target to finish the brew within 02:30 to 03:00 minutes.

  • 9. Serve & enjoy!


- Align your brewing variables

- Adjust according to specifics of your situation, like your —

— Espresso machine settings

— Portafilter basket size

— Grinder

— Puck prep style

More here for tips to dial in on point spros.