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Country: EthiopiaRegion: NanseboFarmer: Smallholder farmersImporter: Cafe ImportsAltitude: 1900-2000 maslVariety: HeirloomProcess: Washed
Flavour Profile: Strawberry Jam, Peach, Jasmine Tea
IN THE CUP
If you are after a clean tea-like coffee, this coffee will treat you well. You will taste peach and jasmine tea with a strawberry jam sweetness. With a smooth and delicate mouthfeel, it will make you making a second cup before you finish your first.
STORY BEHIND THE CUP
The Testi West Arsi Washing Station was established in 2010 and serves about 850 smallholder producers in the area, the Nansebo woreda. The farmers deliver their cherry to the washing station, where it is depulped, fermented for 24–48 hours, and washed before being dried on raised beds for 12–15 days.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers whoalso grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for or given a receipt. The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season: The blending of these cherries into day lots makes it virtually impossible under normal circumstances to know precisely whose coffee winds up in which bags on what day, making traceability to the producer difficult. We do, however, make every available effort to source coffee from the same washing stations every year, through our export partners and their connections with mills and washing stations.
Hario V60 2 CupDose: 16g coffee | 240g Water at 93°C
Step 1 (0 minute)Start your timer before pre-wetting your ground coffee. Pre-wet (Bloom) with 25g of hot water and wait for 45 seconds.
Step 2 (45 seconds)Gently pour 100g of hot water in a circular motion. Let the coffee steep for 60 seconds.
Step 3 (1 minute 45 seconds)Pour to 225g at 1 minute 45 seconds, then swirl once the pour is done. Enjoy your brew!