Light Roast Coffee
Region: Refisa, Nensebo, Ethiopia
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade
Varietal: Heirloom types
Altitude: 2000 – 2200m
Process: Natural. Dried on raised beds.
Character Notes: Milk chocolate, almonds, clove
This may not seem like your ordinary Ethiopian light roast, but it holds true to the high quality that consistently comes from this country. Rather than being your stereotypical fruit bowl, this coffee holds a lot of Central American characters in its cup. Upon first impressions, I immediately was able to distinguish milk chocolate and almond. After letting the cup cool for a few minutes, I could taste clove and the natural acidity from the beans. This makes a great no fuss morning cup of coffee – like auto drip or a pour over.
This lot was processed at a privately run coffee processing site in Refisa village. Located in the West Arsi region of Nensebo, Refisa spans an altitude range of 2000 – 2200 meters above sea level. They produce both wet and dry process coffee at Refisa, this being a full natural/dry process coffee, dried in whole cherry .
The mill has registered almost 600 small farmers in total from the villages of Roricho, Bulga, Refisa and Riripa, most with an average farm size of 2 hectares of coffee or less. The dry and wet process coffees start out the same, in that the whole cherry is first floated in water to remove the underripe coffee before processing (unripe coffee will float to the top, while the ripe coffee sinks). The coffee is then moved to raised drying beds for around 3 weeks time, until it is dried to around 11% moisture.
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