Region: Werka, Refisa Kebele, Nensebo District, West Arsi, Oromia
Washing Station: Nensebo (Testi Washing Station)
Farmer/Grower: 850 smallholder farmers
Varieties: Selective local varieties
Altitude: 1950-2100 m.a.s.l.
Density: 1.15 g/ml
Harvest Date: January, 2022
Arrival Date: August, 2022
SCA Cupping Score: 86.13
Fragrance of cherry pie that transforms into aromas of dark chocolate, papaya, blueberry and fresh yogurt. Flavors of mango, cherry, strawberry, kiwi and pomegranate. Lingering aftertaste of orange blossom and milk chocolate. Slightly tart citric acidity with orange and grapefruit noted, and a medium-heavy body with a syrupy mouthfeel.
Versatile from light to medium-dark. At light roasts the berry and yogurt notes shine. Medium-dark roasts will bring out the syrupy mouthfeel and mute the tart acidity while maintaining fruit notes.
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.
We are blown away by the cup profile of this coffee! The perfect growing conditions, and attention to detail from the organic cultivation and picking to the processing, all come together to produce a beautifully unique cup.