This heirloom coffee bursts with fresh and sweet aromas of honeydew, pineapple, and caramel. The flavor of honeydew carries over into the brewed cup, with papaya sweetness and apple acidity. The body is soft, and aftertastes of black tea and honeysuckle leave you with a pleasantly floral finish that begs for another sip!
Producer: Borboya Washing Station
Farm: 670 Smallholders
Altitude: 5,905-6,400 feet
Varietal: Mixed Heirloom
Notes: Honeydew, Fresh Papaya, Black Tea
This coffee is produced by approximately 670 farmers from the Yirgacheffe coffee growing region in Borena zone. The high altitude of this region creates an ideal micro-climate for growing extraordinary coffees.
Though the farmers who produce this coffee are not members of a co-op, they work together to combine harvests from their privately-owned farms for processing and export.
After harvest, the farmers bring their coffee to the Borboya Washing Station, where the cherries are sorted and pulped. Then they are fermented in water for about 36 hours, depending on the weather conditions. After washing the coffee, the beans in their parchment are dried on elevated beds. After about 10 days the coffee is dry enough to be stored in the local warehouse.