SINGLE ORIGIN: Ethiopian (washed) Segera Lot 1 - organic

£6.70
Location
Segera, Bensa, Sidama
Altitude 1980 masl
Varietal Heirloom
Process Washed (organic)
Owner Daye Bensa
Tastes
Jasmine, Black Tea and Lemon

Segera washing station is owned by Daye Bensa Coffee Export, who own farms and washing stations around Southern Ethiopia. This particular washing station is located in the Segera kebele within the Bensa woreda of the Sidama zone. The washing station sits 1980masl and the coffee cherries are purchased from outgrowers with farms nearby. These outgrowers are typically small farmers with between 0.5 and 3 hectares of land which is managed organically with compost and is often grown within the native forest. There is a mix of varieties in the area, some of which are local landrace selections, but more commonly it is the 374158 variety, which is a selection from the Jimma research centre. This variety was selected from wild plants in the Metu-Bishari forest in the Illuababora zone in Western Ethiopia. 

The coffee delivered to the Segera washing station is pulped, fermented under water and then washed before being placed on raised beds to dry for around two weeks. At this site the team are very selective about cherry quality ensuring only the ripest are bought and make sure the coffee is dried slowly with a skin drying phase to start the process.