One of the best Ethiopian coffees from this year for us! It has everything you love about Ethiopian coffee. Zesty, bright, elegant, clean, floral and gorgeous. Magic as a cold coffee and a really special addition to our line up.
It's from Bensa village in the Sidamo region, bordering the national park of Bale Moutain.
This region has rich and red fertile soil resulting in a coffee with complex layers of tropical fruit and an intesity of syrupy sweetness.
Regarding the variety, the way people grow coffee in Ethiopia typically means there is a broad range of wild varieties that are grown on small plots in family homes, so we are not able to narrow it down to one simple variety.
This coffee is picked by hand by over 800 members of the Testi Coffee Exporter washing station. The cherry is sorted by hand, de-pulped, rinsed for 2 hours and then wet fermented for a further 72 hours.
Our importers, Nordic Approach are on the ground in Addis and we trust that they are only working with the best producers.
We're really excited to have it for the christmas season.
This year the price of fertilizer as well as the effect of climate change on this reason has meant that Ethiopian coffees are at historically high prices. Unfortunately this is a trend that doesn't look like it will change any time soon. But we are happy to pay fair prices for good quality.
For more in depth information about this coffee, click here.