Region: Nensebo District, West Arsi Zone
Crop year: 2021/ 2022
Variety: 74-140, 74-110, geisha, local
Processing: natural anaerobic
Cupping score: 86
Flavour notes: dried fruits, blackberry, vanilla, cocoa
This coffee comes from Bale Mountain farm that belongs to Kerchanshe Trading which sources coffee from 9 different regions of Ethiopia - Sidamo, Guji, Yirgacheffe, Limmu, Bale, Harari, Djimma, Nekemte, Kaffa. The company exports African arabica for already 15 years.
The farm is considered to produce eco-friendly and sustainable coffee. There are many trees grown in the plantation for shading coffee trees.
These Ethiopian arabica beans passed natural anaerobic processing. Anaerobic is a relatively new form of coffee fermentation. After being handpicked the cherries in this method are kept in a tank or a bag or other vessel where no oxygen can enter. The vessel usually has a one way valve for letting out oxygen and CO2 gas which is produced during the fermentation process. The aim of creating oxygen free environment is slowing down the fermentation process which gives a unique flavour profile to the coffee beans.
After the anaerobic fermentation these beans passed natural processing which means they were dried in the cherry fruit first and only after that were pulped, washed and final-dried to prepare for shipping.