ETHIOPIA WERKA NATURAL, NENSEBO WEST ARSI (HEPHAESTUS SERIES)
Ethiopia Werka Refisa Nensebo Natural
CUPPING NOTES: Strawberry, blackberry, cocoa nibs, honied sweetness, milky body.
REGION: Werka, Refisa Kebele, Nensebo District, West Arsi, Oromia
WASHING STATION: Nensebo (Testi Washing Station)
FARMER/GROWER: 850 smallholder farmers
ALTITUDE: 1950-2100 m
Nearly 850 smallholder family farmers surrounding the Werka village deliver freshly picked coffee to Testi’s Nensebo washing station in the Nensebo district, located in the West Arsi zone. Each farmer has an average of 2-5 hectares of certified organic coffee and typically will manage and pick their own coffee and immediately transport it to the Nensebo station. After cherries are floated in water as a quality check to remove “floaters”, they are spread over raised beds to dry. The coffee is constantly rotated on the beds to ensure even drying, and any underripe cherries are picked out during the drying process. Drying time for this coffee is approximately 15-18 days depending on the weather.
The perfect growing conditions, attention to detail from the organic cultivation and picking, to the processing, all come together to produce a beautifully unique cup.