ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | HAMBELA WAMENA, GUJI, ETHIOPIA
NOTES | FLORAL, PEACH, BLACK TEA, RAW HONEY
We have gone through a lot of washed coffee from Ethiopia this year. These coffees include the ever-popular year-round offering "The Original" to our single-origin offerings like Geta Bore and Refisa. It is no surprise they're so popular, we love the bright citrus notes and the honey sweetness often experienced.
We're releasing our newest washed Ethiopian coffee with the help of our friend Tim Hill at Atlantic Specialty Coffee. We've come to expect good things from the Guji region of Ethiopia (often classified as Sidamo until the last decade). Hambela Wamena borders the regions of Guji and Yirgacheffe, farmers here have become known for harvesting their cherries at the peak of ripeness and at high elevations. Benti Nenka is the village where head producer Eyasu Worasa operates the Guduba Coffee washing station.
Ripe cherries are delivered to the washing station by smallholder farms to be processed. In the washing process, the coffee seeds are pulped from the skin and fruit and then fully submerged in water to ferment between 36 and 48 hours. This loosens the seed from the rest of the fruit and allows it to be brushed off by agitation. The cleaned coffee seeds are then dried in the sun for 10-14 days.
We love the floral scents that waft from this coffee as it is brewing. The first distinct note we taste is sweet peaches and the body of this coffee is light and tea-like. The finish is incredibly sweet and tastes like raw honey. We hope you enjoy our most recent single-origin washed coffee from the birthplace of coffee - Ethiopia!
Producer | Eyasu Worasa
Washing Station | Benti Nenka Village processing site - Guduba Coffee
Farm | 869 smallholder farms in Hambela Wamena, Guji
Process | Washed
Variety | Indigenous Ethiopian Landraces
Elevation | 1925 - 2110 masl