The Bombe washing station is located in the Sidama region. Sidama is located in the south of the country and coffee there grows between 1920 and 2020 meters above sea level which translates into a slow ripening of the cherries, which develop complex flavours and aromas and interesting acidities. Plenty of fruits and floral hints can be enjoyed in these coffees.
Bombe producers are part of a member organisation consisting of 667 people. After harvesting their cherries, they deliver their coffee to the Bombe washing station for it to be processed.
Natural Bombe is made from well-selected ripe cherries. Upon reception, the cherries are subject to a floating selection process to remove any low-quality cherry. The cherries are then dried on African beds for 14 to 18 days. The cherries are locally hulled into unsorted natural beans, and then transported to Addis Abeba for final sorting.