This coffee is roasted medium in order to maintain its more delicate flavors of lime and cherry. With a nuance of bright acidity and sweet aromas, this Ethiopian coffee is currently one of our highest graded coffee bean offerings and it is sure to be a delicious experience.
Arsosala is a washing station founded in 2015 that currently serves about 1,200 smallholder producers in the Urga woreda of Guji.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
According to the washing station manager, most of the coffee delivered to the factory is Bourbon. While Typica and Bourbon are two varieties better-known in Central and South America, the same terms are used colloquially in Ethiopia to describe certain coffee-berry-disease-resistant cultivars. The Ethiopian "Bourbon" and "Typica" varieties are typically genetically removed from the ones found elsewhere around the world.