Ethiopia is universally referred to as the birthplace of coffee, and it’s one of our favourite origins to work with. The flavours here are notably diverse, and the best washed coffees are elegant, complex and delicious. This lot from the Refisa washing station in West Arsi is no exception!
This coffee has been grown wild, in semi-forest and it’s certified organic. There are 389 producers who deliver coffee to the washing station for processing and all cherries are picked by hand. Compared to its neighbours, Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, the coffees from Nensebo are less well known, but are quickly gaining popularity within the speciality coffee market. The washed coffees here are citrusy and sweet, with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, which we think makes for a brilliant espresso.
With flavours of apricot and cream, expect an incredibly fruity and well balanced espresso.