Ethiopia Guji Arsosala.....
|Harvest||Nov - Jan|
|Flavours||Apricot l Black Tea l Caramel|
Welcome back Ethiopia!! One of the most consistent high quality producing countries year over year has to be Ethiopia. To me this is a classic Guji. Stone fruit, black tea and a caramel like sweetness with some subtle florals and pleasant citric acidity this coffee is a guzzler.
This is a first time coffee for STCBD and hopefully one we can bring back year after year. It is also a large enough lot that we should be able keep it around for a little while, 2 things we are pretty stoked on.
From the importer:
Arsosala is a washing station founded in 2015 that currently serves about 1,200 smallholder producers in the Uraga woreda of Guji.
Washed lots at this washing station are delivered ripe, depulped the same day, fermented overnight, and washed before being soaked/fermented underwater for 8–16 hours. Then they are washed again. The total fermentation time is between 48–72 hours. The coffee is dried on raised beds for 9–12 days.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
|Imported by||Cafe Imports|
|Price in USD||4.62/lb|
|Number of bags purchased||4|