Ethiopia Refisa Nensebo – Filter
Region: West Arsi
Variety: Wolisho, Kuruma
Notes: Orange blossom, grapefruit, tropical fruits, earl grey.
This coffee is processed in the Refisa Washing Station which is located in the heart of Nensebo Woreda with a total of 588 farmers delivering red cherries from Refisa, Roricho, Bulga and Riripa. Each farmer brings their cherries to process at the washing station where they are picked and floated for defects, washed, soaked for 5 hrs, fermented for 72 hours and dried on raised beds for 9-11 days until they reach final moisture of 10.5%.
Previously coffees from West Arsi area were sold as Sidama until this year which gave coffees from West Arsi Zone a highlight of how this coffees are truly unique and worth of differentiation.
Net Weight 250gr.
12,00€ – 43,00€
Variety: Red bourbon
Notes: Tropical fruits, yogurt, roasted almonds, milk chocolate.
Salum is the only Burundian producer to own his own farm and washing stations in a country where 95% of the coffee industry is divided between 2 major players. His farm is located in Mbirizi. It is one of the largest in the country with some 7,000 trees. His 4 washing stations are Buzira, Shembati, Sehe and Butaganzwa. They are all located at altitudes of between 1,700 and 2,100 meters and Salum has a working relationship with over 8,700 farmers. In order to encourage his producers to harvest only very ripe cherries, Salum pays a much higher price for one kilo of cherries than the actual market price, in a country where the standard of living is among the lowest in the world. He has also set up his own transport company to control how his coffees are transported from the washing station to the port.
Region: San Isidro, Huila
Variety: Pink bourbon
Notes: Pineapple, raspberry, cherry, grapefruit.
This pink bourbon microlot is produced by Edilberto Vergara. At the peak of the harvest, Don Edilberto hired 18 pickers from neighboring municipalities but also pickers from the producing regions of Narino and Cauca. The pickers are paid by the kilo and when they harvest cherries for these microlots they receive a premium. Aldubral and his sons Carlos and Jhoan have carried out numerous experiments on the different processes which reveal the potential of their coffees. Edilberto Vergara and his wife Nubia are from the department of Cundinamarca. They began growing coffee in the south of the Huila region about 30 years ago, having both come from coffee producing families. Today, Edilberto and Nubia have 5 children and cultivate 16 hectares of coffee at their Las Flores farm.
Net weight 250gr.
11,00€ – 39,50€
Region: Kota Kebele, Oromia
Notes: Apricot, cherry, vanilla, chocolate
Mensur Aba Hika’s Farm is just over 18 hectares at 2000 masl, the main harvest happen from October to December and the harvest is done exclusively through selective hand-picking. This lot has been processed as natural on raised beds for a period of 15 to 24 days depending on the weather condition. Most coffees from Ethiopia comes from a specific Cooperative, wherein many small farm holders from that region/cooperative deliver their cherries to get processed.
This particular coffee comes from a single farm, produced by Mensur Aba Hika. This means that the coffee is farmed and processed by him. A single farm offering from Ethiopia is rare, and very exciting.