SUPPLIER : Melbourne Coffee Merchants ( MCM )
STATE: Southern Nationalities, Nations, and People's Region
COFFEE-GROWING ZONE: South East
COFFEE AREA: Sidamo
COFFEE GROWING LOCALITY: Guji
WASHING STATION: Jigesa
ALTITUDE: 1,800-1,950m above sea level
VARIETY: Bourbon, Typica, Heirloom varieties
PROCESSING: Fully Washed
FARMERS: 850 small producers
OWNER: Faysel A. Yonis
This coffee has been processed using the washed method, using clean water from the Mormora river. Each day, carefully hand-picked coffee cherries are delivered to the Jigesa washing station and are sorted by hand and in a floatation tank prior to processing to remove unripe, overripe, or damaged fruit. After sorting, the coffee cherries are then pulped and graded by weight. Then, the parchment-covered coffee is soaked in tanks of clean water for 36–48 hours to remove the mucilage, re-washed and graded again by density in washing channels and soaked in clean water for 12 hours.
The coffee is then dried for 10–12 days on raised African drying beds, firstly under cover (for around 3–5 hours) and then subsequently in the sun. It is also turned regularly to ensure that it dries evenly and consistently. At midday, the coffee is covered to protect it from full sun. It is also covered overnight to prevent damage from morning dew. Once the coffee is dry and has reached its desired humidity, it is rested in parchment until it is ready for milling and export.
RECOMMENDED Suitable for Filter brewing methods and French press.
**NOTE FOR DELIVERY** An order placing BEFORE 2 PM will arrange on next day delivery. An order AFTER 2 PM will deliver on the next following days.