Ethiopia Chelbesa DancheRegular price €20,00
single origin | whole beans | 250g
town worka town
producer girum assefa
variety dega, wolisho
altitude 2.000 - 2.300 m.a.s.l.
suggested for espresso
tasting notes tropical fruit, dried apricot, raisin, vanilla
Additional Farm Info
Danche is a washing station located in Chelbesa, Gedo. The station buys cherries from 313 farmers who produce high quality coffee thanks to fertile soil and responsible farming methods. The Danche washing station has organic certification.
The farmers allow the cherry to ripen well before they harvest as they know that this creates more sweetness. They also trust their god will let them know the exact right time to begin picking. The farmers here can walk for up to two hours to deliver their cherry to the washing station. Girum Assefa pays careful attention in managing the site and the processing of these coffees.
Harvesting & Processing
The cherries are picked and sorted by hand. The cherries are pulped by a traditional Agaarde Disc Pulper. Skin and fruit pulp are removed before the machine grades the beans in water as 1st or 2nd quality, determined by density.
Wet fermentation takes place for 72 hours and then the coffees are washed in channels. The lower density (lower quality) will float and are removed, leaving only the denser and therefore higher quality beans which are separated. These higher grade lots are used in our coffee.
The coffee is then piled up in layers about 2cm in height and dried over a 10 day period. Once dried the beans are sorted by hand.