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Searching out coffees that prove their potential in the cup and are sourced through responsible and sustainable partnerships is a constant pursuit.  Highlighting origin characteristics and their best development dominates our roasting philosophy.  Sourcing and roasting great coffee is a responsibility that we take seriously and gratefully.

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Ethiopia Wolichu Wachu

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Ethiopia Wolichu Wachu

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Think orange, floral, & blackberry

 

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Location: Haro Wachu, Uraga, Guji, Ethiopia
Altitude: 2100–2310 masl
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
Processing: Washed
Roast Level: Light (city)

 

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Jasmine, Sweet
Flavor: Orange, Floral, Apple, Blackberry
Body: Light
Finish: Crisp

 

More Info

Among coffee-producing countries, Ethiopia holds near-legendary status not only because it’s the “birthplace” of Arabica coffee, but also because it is simply unlike every other place in the coffee world. Unlike the vast majority of coffee-growing countries, the plant was not introduced as a cash crop through colonization. Instead, growing, processing, and drinking coffee is part of the everyday way of life, and has been for centuries. Coffee trees in Ethiopia were discovered growing wild in forests and eventually cultivated for household use and commercial sale.

The Wolichu Wachu washing station was founded in 2017. It serves 4,500 local smallholder producers in and around the town of Haro Wachu, in the Uraga district of Guji. The district of Guji is in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The average producer here farms on half a hectare of land. They deliver their coffee cherries to the washing station where it is processed.

Washed lots, like this one, are sorted upon delivery, de-pulped, and fermented underwater for 48-72 hours. The coffee is then washed and given an additional soak for 8-16 hours before being spread on raised beds to dry. 

This lot is a Special Prep, meaning that extra care was given to the coffee from start to finish, at the request of our importer. Not only were the cherries vigorously sorted, but throughout the processing and drying any defective beans were removed by hand! This is one excellently grown and processed coffee. We couldn't be happier to have it!