SINGLE ORIGIN: Ethiopian (washed) Nensebo Refisa - organic

Refisa, Nensebo, West Arsi
Altitude 1900-2070 masl
Varietal Wolisho and Kuruma
Process Washed (organic)
Owner Snap Speciality Coffee
Orange blossom, Earl Grey, juicy flavours of ripe yellow nectarine and a caramel sticky body

This coffee is processed in the Refisa Washing Station which is located in the heart of Nensebo Woreda. A total of 588 farmers deliver red cherries from Refisa, Roricho, Bulga and Riripa to the washing station. 

Nensebo is a new coffee growing area in the West Arsi Zonal Administration which also borders the Bale Mountain on the South. 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 neighbouring forests.

This lot was cultivated at an altitude of between 1900 and 2070 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 9-11 days until they reach final moisture of 10.5%.

Previously coffees from West Arsi area were sold as Sidama. However, the West Arsi Zone is becoming quite well known in itself and has produced some truly unique and high quality coffees in recent years.