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La Cabra

Nansebo Natural, Ethiopia

Nansebo Natural, Ethiopia

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Roast Date: February 12, 2024

RIPE PEACH AND BRIGHT FLORALS

This washed lot was produced at the Moplaco’s partner station, Bulga Lemi, named for the village of Bulga where the cherries are collected.

Bulga lies in the Sidamo region, on the lush fertile borders of the Harenna forest, where coffee still grows wild under natural forest cover.

This lot was produced in the Sidamo region, on the lush fertile borders of the Harenna forest, where coffee still grows wild under natural forest cover.

 Sidamo

It was through their work in the local area, especially at their nearby Bensa Logita station, that our partners at Moplaco were able to start supporting the production of coffees from neighbouring stations. Producing coffee in rural Ethiopia requires a great deal of financing, which is difficult to find in these areas. Larger companies based in Addis Ababa are able to support rural processing stations financially, allowing them to start buying cherry early in the harvest season, and guarantee to buy their lots once harvest ends. This process is known as vertical integration, and also requires a great deal of technical and agronomic support, in order to assure the quality of the finished lots. Here on the edge of the Harenna forest we find very high altitude, with coffee able to grow at up to 2300 masl due to the protection the forest provides. This leads to conditions that are perfect for growing high quality Arabica coffees, with cool temperatures and especially cool nights leading to slow cherry maturation and very dense seeds. Both of this month’s lots showcase the incredible sugar development within these slowly matured cherries, leading to the heavier character we find in Sidamo, more reminiscent of ripe stone fruit than the bright citrus than we find further west in Yirgacheffe.

Nansebo

This washed lot was produced at the Moplaco’s partner station, Bulga Lemi, named for the village of Bulga where the cherries are collected. Bulga lies in the Nansebo district, a short drive north of the town of the same name, under the cover of the Harenna forest. This washed lot has a ripe stone fruit character, lifted by a bright acidity and deep floral aromas.

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

  • Producer

     Bulga farmers
  • Region

     Sidamo
  • Altitude

     2100 masl
  • Varietal

     Heirloom
  • Process

     Washed
  • Harvest

     January 2023


 

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