Tastes Like: Apricot, lemongrass, chestnuts and caramel.
We are excited to present this wonderful coffee with a clean sweet cup with floral and apricot notes.
Wenago woreda is located in Yirgacheffe district, Gedeo Zone in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years, the region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after micro lots in the world.
The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent & plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup characterised by strong citric acidity.
Clean sweet cup with floral and apricot notes. A lemongrass acidity, creamy body lead to a finish of chestnuts and caramel.
- Origin: Ethiopia
- Region: Wenago
- Varietal: Heiloom
- Altitude: 1750-2000 MASL
- Process: Fully washed
- Tastes Like: Apricot, lemongrass, chestnuts and caramel.
Farmers pick the ripe cherries by hand before delivering them as quickly as possible to the Wenago Wetmill processing station in order to prevent premature fermentation. At the station they are graded and then placed onto raised drying beds in thin layers and turned every 2-3 hours in the first few days, to avoid mould growth and to ensure consistent, controlled fermentation.
Four to six weeks later, depending on weather and temperature, the beans are de-hulled. The raw beans are then transported to Addis in sacks, then milled and reprocessed to export standards prior to shipping. They are sold through the ECX (Ethiopian Commodity Exchange) system, where this was classified by the ECX Central Liquoring Unit as a Grade 1 natural coffee.