Ethiopian Queen City Harrar

SKU ETHQUEENHAR

Starting at $7.25 / lb
As low as $6.00 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

NEW SHIPMENT arriving 3/23

Harrar is known as "the coffee of kings," grown in the original coffee country and dried naturally on the trees. This adds a wildness to the cup which is also spicy, fruity and flowery, quite complex. This coffee is versatile, with something good to offer across the entire roast spectrum. Some compare it to Mocca; I call it a work of art...with an attitude.

The aroma will get your attention first: hints of blueberries, strawberries, peaches and cinnamon (they should make this into a cereal). The taste is what your nose has prepared you for, but overtly wild and earthy with excellent balance. This new crop really blew me away with exactly how balanced it is. The outstanding fruitiness is still there in great measure, but the lower-tones of chocolate and earth really compliment it more than any Harar in recent memory. Its brightness really shines while it's still hot but does ebb as the temperature cools, especially in darker roasts.

This coffee is very versatile. In Paris, I had this coffee as a single origin espresso in typical French long shots. I still get tingly remembering it.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryEthiopia
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessNatural
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,200-2,100
  • Brightness:5
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:6
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:heavy bean
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean
  • RegionHarari People's Regional State
  • VarietyIndigenous heirloom
  • DryingSun dried

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by on January 10, 2018

This coffee brews as described and is a nice, complex combination of fruit and earthiness. The earthiness gives it a richness compared to Ethiopians with a more clean cup profile and tea-like mouthfeel. A lighter roast part way through first crack brought out the origin flavors best while taking it through first crack emphasizes sweetness and chocolates. I may try to mix the two for a nice melange.

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by on June 26, 2020

Having tried lots of other coffees, I've settled on Harari. For a year or more, I haven't bought anything else. I haven't liked other coffees nearly as well, so I've decided in my old age to stick with Harari coffee as long as it is available. Life is simpler that way (and also very good). CBC's service is excellent. An Uber drive from Ethiopia was surprised when I told him that Harari coffee is available in the U.S., and wanted to contact Coffee Bean Corral as soon as I told him about it. I hope he and other Ethiopians in the U.S. don't stampede and buy up all the Harari coffee at CBC (hence my remark above "as long as it is available.") I prefer a dark roast with this coffee. Rich and chocolaty.

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by on June 19, 2020

I was pan roasting this and while it was good, it wasn't THAT good. I built a drum roaster and my first success was with the Queen City Harrar. NOW I get it! I drank some fifteen minutes ago, and the "finish" still hasn't finished! Lovely dark chocolaty aftertaste that faded into cinnamon just lingers and lingers. If you nail the sweet spot with this, it is incredible. I turned off the burner two minutes into 1C and let it coast through the end of the crack, then quickly cooled it down. Ran a small shot through the Aeropress right away and was blown away.

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by on June 15, 2020

Oh how I long for the blueberry bombs of the past Harar Horse varietal. Was hoping with this issue but alas, it's just a very good Ethiopian. Granted coffee is an agricultural crop that varies often from year to year, so I will re-order this in the future, but it is only in my top ten picks. Make sure to let rest after roasting. Much needed improvement after three days.

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by on June 3, 2020

This is one of our favorite coffees! At a dark roast this has a beautiful chocolate finish that is absolutely delicious! Roasted at a lighter roast the fruitiness comes through with a mild bitterness. Our favorite roast is definitely darker roast with these beans.

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by on May 28, 2020

The coffee beans were perfect and they roasted nicely, and evenly. It's no joke that there is a slight blueberry taste on the backend. Very very delicious. I plan to make another purchase very soon of this coffee as it has become my favorite. Not too strong, and definitely not weak. It is just right when roasted between City+ and Full City....but definitely not into the 2nd crack. Anyway. I loved the coffee and it will become my staple coffee to serve when I have guests over.

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by on April 14, 2020

this is as it is described, we have enjoyed finding good harrar coffee again. I hope you will keep this as one of your regular offerings.

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by on February 15, 2020

The taste is good as described, but there are alot of defects,

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by on August 30, 2019

Great roast from one of my favorite regions. I've been looking for good harrar for years and this fits the bill.

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by on May 2, 2019

👍It’s a good one.

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by on April 28, 2019

This was my first puchase of Harrar beans. I had read that you can occassionally get a "blueberry bomb". Well, my first few cups have all been blueberry. I roasted them on a cast iron skillet on my gas stove. I made the cups of coffee with a V60. This beans are just awesome.

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by on April 9, 2019

This mixed approximately 50/50 with Java is awesome!!! (As long as I do my part and don't ruin the roast (that has happened but I can ruin any type of origin as well as another). This is as good or better than any of the best Yemens I have mixed with Java. City plus on both beans.

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by on January 14, 2019

Wonderful coffee! Completely spoils you for other coffees.

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by on September 26, 2018

Love this coffee, I roasted it to just short of the end of first crack, about ten seconds after first crack and to a few seconds befor second crack. The blueberry knocks your socks off with the lightest roast. My daughter told me if she had not picked up these beans from the OK Corral herself, and watched me roast them she would swear this coffee has been flavored. I am completely satisfied with the product and service. I will be buying more. OMG this review is for the Misty Valley batch.

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by on September 26, 2018

Love this coffee, I roasted it to just short of the end of first crack, about ten seconds after first crack and to a few seconds befor second crack. The blueberry knocks your socks off with the lightest roast. My daughter told me if she had not picked up these beans from the OK Corral herself, and watched me roast them she would swear this coffee has been flavored. I am completely satisfied with the product and service. I will be buying more.

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by on May 20, 2018

Great coffee; I like it a lot. The flavor and aroma of this coffee is complex and unique. Tasted good even hot or cold.

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by on April 16, 2018

One of my Ethiopian friends buys me green beans from the Ethiopian grocery store but I got a gift certificate from here for a retirement gift so decided to try it. I roasted it about 12 seconds into second crack before cooling and it was delicious. Oily by the end of the pound, just a little oil the first couple days after roasting, very rich and deep flavor...one of favorites.

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