Cooked berries, marshmallow, subtle ginger, cocoa and mulled wine.
Category - Adventurous
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Roast - Espresso & Filter
Origin - Ethiopia
Washing Station - West Arsi Washing Station
Producer - 850+ Smallholders
Region - West Arsi
Process - Anaerobic Natural
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
The West Arsi Washing Station was established in 2010 and serves about 850 smallholder producers in the area, the Nensebo woreda.
For this coffee, cherries were immersed and floated in water tanks to remove the low-density coffees, and the cherries were sealed in a controlled anaerobic tank. The fermentation occurred for 7 days until the pH level dropped to 3.8. Throughout the 7 days, the fermentation tanks were placed in concrete water baths to maintain a constant temperature between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius and to keep the fermentation very slow. The fermentation process was homogenized by rotating or moving the tanks.
At the end of the seventh day, the fermentation is suspended by removing the cherries from the tanks.
Cherries were dried for 30 days under a shade net on African beds. Once the drying period was completed, and the humidity decreased to 12%, cherries were collected and stored in a conducive warehouse for four weeks of resting time.