Eighty9 Coffee No. 5 Ethiopia - 250g
COFFEE / FARM: Haile Hora
LOCATION: Bensa District, Sidama Region
ALTITUDE: 2,000 – 2,300 MASL
CUP SCORE: 86.50
CUP PROFILE: Floral, Strawberry, Watermelon & Peach, Delicate & Tea-like Body
Bensa is one of the 19 districts in the Sidama region that are becoming well known for producing specialty coffee. Bensa's altitudes range up to a towering 2400 masl where coffee grows slowly and produces small dense beans. The Haile Hora washing station, named after the owner, helps to support around 450 - 500 small holders who live in this region. In their small 0.5 -1 ha coffee gardens they grow the heirloom varieties found in this region of Ethiopia.
The farmers collect the cherry when ripe and deliver it to the washing station. From here the coffee is then pulped and then left in a tank to ferment for anywhere between 24 - 48 hours due to the climate. Once the fermentation has finished the coffee is then washed and taken to raised beds where it is then dried in the sun for the next 14 - 20 days depending on the climate.
Why No.5 – Ethiopia is the 5th largest coffee producer in the world. That’s a lot of coffee.
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