Lemon verbena, jasmine, hops. Floral and refined with white sugar sweetness.
Farm: Sagera Lot 3
Cup Score: 88.5
Sagera washing station is owned by Daye Bensa Coffee Export, who own farms and washing stations around Southern Ethiopia. This particular washing station is located in the Sagera Kebele within the Bensa Woreda of the Sidama zone. The washing station sits 1980 masl and the coffee cherries are purchased from out growers with farms nearby. These out growers are typically small farmers with between 0.5 and 3 hectares of land which is managed organically with compost and is often grow within the native forest. There is a mix of varieties in the area, some of which are local land race selections, but more commonly it is the 74158 variety, which is a selection from the Jimma research centre. This variety was selected from wild plants in the Metu-Bishari forest in the Illuababora zone in Western Ethiopia. 74160 is widely distributed varieties across Ethiopia and was selected for its resistance to CBD and high yield. The coffee delivered to the Sagera washing station is pulped, fermented under water and then washed before being placed on raised beds to dry for around two weeks. At this site the team are very selective about cherry quality ensuring only the ripest are bought and make sure the coffee is dried slowly with a skin drying phase to start the process.