Producer: Small holder farmers
Coffee Region: Nensebo, Oromia
Washing station: Mandoyea
Altitude: 1900 - 2100 m.a.s.l.
Flavour Profile: Black tea, Candied pineapple & Coconut
Nensebo is a woreda (district) located in Oromia. The area is home to around 572 farmers delivering cherries to the Mandoyea washing station. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers cultivate a range of heirloom coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighboring forest of Bale Mountain.
Coffee cherries are harvested by family members, then hand-sorted to remove unripe and overripe cherries before they are delivered to the washing station for processing. The cherries are floated before being placed on raised African beds. Drying naturals at these altitudes can take up to 20 days.