Echelon - Ethiopia Segera Lot 3

Echelon - Ethiopia Segera Lot 3

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Origin - Ethiopia

Region - Sidama

Process - Washed

Producer - Daye Bensa, Segera kebele smallholders

Altitude - 1980m

Variety - Heirloom

Tasting notes - Lemon verbena, jasmine, cane sugar. Floral and refined.

Cupping score - 88.5

Segera washing station is owned by Daye Bensa, who owns farms and washing stations around southern Ethiopia. This particular washing station is located in the Segera kebele within the Bensa woreda of the Sidama zone. The washing station sits at 1980m altitude and the coffee cherries are purchased from smallholders with farms nearby. These smallholders are typically farmers with between 0.5 and 3 hectares of land which is managed organically with compost and is often grown within the native forest.

The coffee delivered to the Segera 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.