Multiple Small Producers
Heirloom Ethiopia grown at 1800-2000 masl.
Coffees from Sidama can either be washed or dry-processed. The Deri Kochoha Washing Station, the mill that produces this coffee, uses the washed method to process coffee, which is also typical of the nearby Yirgacheffe region. More than 600 farmers bring their coffee to this mill, so the lot we are offering is a blend of coffee from many small farms. Their coffee is first put through a disc pulper to remove the skin, and subsequently undergoes fermentation under water for an extra-long 72 hours. The coffee is agitated with wooden paddles to help remove the mucilage. It is then washed in channels and brought to a soaking tank where it gets a clean bath overnight before being dried in the sun on raised beds. This process helps to yield a very clean and sweet cup that we love.