blueberries ✢ sourdough scones ✢ demerara
Region: BOMBE, SIDAMA
Farm: 375 FARMERS DELIVERING TO TESTI AYLA WASHING STATIONS
Variety: MIKICHO & SETAMI
Our "Salutations" series salutes our heavily caffeinated light roast fans. This bright & light roast provides a softer tang & juicy fruit forward.
About the farm:
Testi Ayla Washing Station was founded in 2010 and became part of the Testi group in 2016. It now serves about 375 smallholder farmers in the village of Bombe in Sidama, near the Bombe Mountain. Producers here own an average of 2.5 hectares and grow varieties such as Mikicho and Setami, which are local coffees.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level: The average producer here delivers their cherry to the washing station, where it is blended with other producers' deliveries and processed as necessary. The Natural coffees are dried on raised beds that are 25 meters long. Drying takes 15–20 days, weather depending.