Raro Nensebo - Anaerobic Natural
ROAST | LIGHT
ORIGIN | URAGA, GUJI, OROMIA, ETHIOPIA
NOTES | RED GRAPE, MELON, BLACK RASPBERRY, RED SANGRIA
We are excited to release our first coffee of the year from the Guji zone of Ethiopia. The processing and production of this coffee are overseen by an industry leader and pioneer in the sustainability sector of coffee production in Ethiopia. Ture Waji is the owner of Sookoo Coffee which operates the Raro Nansebo washing station in Uraga, Ethiopia. Ture grew up in this region of Ethiopia and has been processing and exporting coffee through Sookoo since he started the company in 2018. His values for coffee production and sourcing are quality, traceability, and sustainability, and we get to partner with him by roasting his first Anaerobic Natural lot.
We are beginning to see interesting trends of innovation in Central and South America making their way back towards the birthplace of coffee - Ethiopia. The incorporation of anaerobic fermentation for coffee is an example of the trend. While the Raro Nansebo washing station has offered naturally processed coffees since its inception, the 2020/ 2021 harvest represents the first year experimenting with an initial anaerobic fermentation before the coffee is sundried.
The impact of this fermentation pushes the cup profile towards the wild side of things. There are bright, fruity flavors of fresh red grapes complemented by soft melon. There is a distinct boozy profile that, combined with the fruit-forward characteristics, tastes similar to red sangria. We are excited about the innovative work in Ethiopia represented by this coffee, and we believe this coffee will set high expectations for what is to come!
Producer | Ture Waji of Sookoo Coffee
Washing Station | Raro Nansebo
Farm | 23 smallholder farms from the Teraga village
Process | Anaerobic Natural
Variety | Landrace 74110
Elevation | 2100 - 2350 masl