JASMINE, ROSE WATER, MANDARIN + GREEN APPLE
This new offering from Bensa Sidamo is exceptionally clean, vibrant, and floral. Just how we like our washed Ethiopian lots. The profile is so clean in fact, it's down-right refreshing. Florals of jasmine evolve into flavors of rose water, mandarin, and bright green apple.
ORIGIN: Bensa Shentabene Sidamo, Ethiopia
ELEVATION: 1900-2200 masl
VARIETY: Local heirlooms
PROCESS: dried on raised African drying beds
TASTING NOTES: Jasmine, rose water, mandarin and bright green apple
ROAST TYPE: Light
Chire is a a privately run washing station in the Shentabene region of Sidama. The group do a very good job of managing the collection, separation, and milling, with intensive hand-sorting all along the way to remove any physical defects. There are roughly 700 farmers in Shentabene who sell their coffee to the wet mill during the harvest season. On average, farm sizes are less than 2 hectares of coffee, and altitude in this area ranges from 1950-2030 meters above sea level. The smallholder farmers deliver their coffee to the station in whole cherry, where it is then weighed, de-pulped, and dried on raised African drying beds before being delivered to Addis Ababa to prep for export.