Town: Wush Wush
Farm: Homeland Organic Coffee Estate
Farm Manager: Zeberga Kebede
In the cup: Intense floral aromatics. Juicy with flavours of bergamot, mandarin, orange jam, black tea and along finish.
Wush Wush is a town located in the Keffa region in southern Ethiopia. This coffee is bought through a direct trade partnership with Homeland Organic Coffee estate.
After sorting, de-pulping and demucilage, the coffee is wet-fermented in concrete tanks for 12-16hrs. The beans are rinsed in channels and floaters removed and then dried on beds under shade for one day. With further sorting, they are then moved to beds in full sun and drying for 7-10 days. The beds have wire and jute bag bases with the coffee spread on top. Jute bags are also used to cover the coffee and protect against the sun during the hottest part of the day (11am-3pm) to avoid parchment cracking. At night they are also covered to protect from cold and potential frost
With recent changes to the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange (ECX), we are now able to trace some lots back to the town or even specific washing station at which they were produced. This makes it possible to establish a direct trade relationship with larger estates, 50 hectares or larger, which have an export license.
The Homeland Organic Coffee Estate farm is around 500 hectares in size which enables us to have significantly greater traceability than most Ethiopian coffee and allows us to have better clarity around the processing of the beans.
(Info courtesy of Project Origin)