Tasting Notes: Lime, Hibiscus, Tea-like
Origin: Ethiopia - Sidama Bensa
Varietal: Ethiopia Landraces
Sourced By: Coffee Quest
From our importer:
Shantawene cherries are processed at Shantawene Gafisse Washing Station situated at the centre of Daye Bensa’s world of amazing coffee. The station is one of the location from which Daye Bensa spread knowledge of better processing techniques around their network. Shantawene station is also the site on which the 2020 #7 Cup of Excellence coffee was processed, its cherry production is on the nearby Gatta speciality farm.
The cherry delivered there grows between 1990 and 2190 meter above sea level. The beans are very dense, with heavy concentrations of the smaller screen sizes (the majority of the coffee screen sizes at 13-14). This reflects slow maturation at higher altitudes.
The washed Shantawene is traditionally wet fermented during 36 to 72 hours, and then dried on African beds with clean plastic mesh and sheet, for about 9 to 12 days to around 10% moisture. during high sun, the beds are covered to prevent over drying.