Sweet, silky, and complex. This light roasted washed heirloom has sweet aromas of blackberry, coriander, and almond. When sipped, we found the coriander remained along with notes of black tea, orange, and milk chocolate. A silky body and peach-like sweetness are brightened by a lightly crisp acidity of grilled lemon. The finish is sweet, with a lingering note of milk chocolate.
Producer: Nano Challa Cooperative
Farm: Various Smallholders
Region: Jimma Zone
Altitude: 6230-7215 feet
Notes: Blackberry, Coriander, Black Tea
Nano Challa Cooperative is located in Gera District, Jimma Zone, in western Ethiopia. Nano Challa was formed in 2004 as a way for the collective members to better process and market their harvest. In 2010, they were one of the first Ethiopian cooperatives to invest in a washing station, greatly improving the quality of their processed coffee. This raised them out of the commodity market, garnering them specialty coffee prices for their harvest.
Now boasting more than 400 members, Nano Challa has continued to invest in milling equipment, including a Penagos machine that depulps the coffee using minimal water. Great care is taken in sorting the coffee parchment and the end result is a beautifully clean coffee with floral and tropical fruit notes and great clarity.