Coffee: Kaffa Ethiopia
Producer: Arfasa General Trading
Altitude: 1400-2200 masl
Flavor Profile: Jasmine and Lilly aromatics set the stage for this coffee with a tea like flavor profile and juicy notes of plum and florals.
Bio: This washed Ethiopian coffee is a hallmark of washed coffees from the Sidamo region. Arfasa General Trading produced our Kaffa Ethiopia. The company has a 300 ha coffee farm in the Kaffa region. Sidamo, the greater region adjacent to Kaffa, enjoys soil and climatic conditions-including altitude, rainfall and temperature - that make it perfect for the production of Arabica Coffee. Speciality grade coffee from Sidamo is grown mainly in small villages (kebeles). Sidamo is well known for its production of "garden coffee". The coffee is planted at low density, ranging from 1000 to 1800 trees per hectare and is mostly fertilized with organic matter. All of the coffee produced under this system is agronomically organic – but most is not certified as such. Fresh and clean cherries arrive at washing stations where they are pulped, and allowed to ferment naturally. The fermented coffee is washed with clean running water, soaked in clean water, and then dried till it retains about 11.5 percent moisture.