Processed in the Refisa Washing Station which is located in the heart of Nensebo Woreda with a total of 678 farmers delivering red cherries from Refisa, Roricho, Bulga and Riripa.
Nensebo is a new coffee growing area. Refisa is a village located within Nensebo Woreda. Coffees in the Nensebo Refisa lot are cultivated in Roricho, Bulga and Solena. Cultivated at an altitude of 2065 MASL. Each farmer brings their cherries to process at the washing station where they are picked and floated for defects, washed, soaked for 5 hrs, fermented for 72 hours and dried on raised beds for 8-10 days until they reach a final moisture of 10.5%.
Located in Oromia, about 400 Km south of Addis Ababa, the Nensebo Woreda is home to a collection of smallholder farmers totaling 5,000 hectares of coffee. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers cultivate a range of heirloom coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighboring forests.
This lot is brought to us by Collaborative Coffee Source. One of our main partners for sourcing and exporting incredible coffees. They are very dedicated to finding only the best coffees that are grown in a sustainable environment, not only for the land but for the people. They are our foot on the ground and have only shown how much they care for all people involved starting from the farmer and everyone in between before it reaches the coffee roaster.
This specific lot from Refisa washing station is from CCS’s partnership with Snap in Ethiopia a company with a long-term commitment to producing well-crafted coffees, not out to make a quick buck before the export license system changes again. Controlling and following up on the last and final steps of the coffee’s journey out of Ethiopia is key, and Snap have proved they have the know-how and infrastructure to make that happen.
Photos and text courtesy of Collaborative Coffee Source