Ethiopia - Dimtu Wate (Blueberry Bliss)
"Upon grinding, it reveals the fragrance of strawberry, peach and blueberry jam. The primary flavour consist of blueberry jam, peach juice accompanied by hints of mango and strawberry aroma. The after taste brings out the floral aroma of gardenia, bergamot. The coffee is sweet and full bodied"
This is the 4th addition coffee from Gujoo, a partner trader that we established early this year. This gem is a natural process coffee that is produced in Guji and to be specific in the village of Dimtu where coffee is grown at very high altitude.
Wate is a processing station that was established by the Charissa Family, who also own the Kilenso Washing Station. It was constructed in 2019 and serves as a processing station for the high altitude region of West Guji. Since its establishment, the washing station has gained recognition in the 2021 Ethiopian #CoE. Wate was among the National Winners and placed 5th in the cup score rankings.
The coffee produced at Wate is a selection of microlots grown in the high ridge of West Guji, specifically in the small town of Goro Dimtu. The town sits at an altitude of 2200 masl and can reach up to 2400 masl in the northern part. The Kurume varietal is mainly grown in the high altitude of the Guji range and produces small, dense coffee beans. These beans are planted by small holders on their plots of land at high altitudes, which results in a unique coffee flavor profile with higher clarity in taste, aroma, and flavor.
During harvest, cherries are manually picked and first sorted by colour upon its arrival at the washing station. Premium payment is provided to farmers that deliver sorted cherries. The selected cherries will be sent the African raised beds unwashed to eliminate any contact with water during drying. The drying period will take up to 21 days until it reach the targeted moisture level. The dried cherries is first rested for 2 more weeks before it is dehulled. Then it is mechanically sorted using an optical sorter and it is size sorted to ensure the large coffee beans is removed to synchronize the density of the coffee. This coffee from Dimtu is very very small.
Variety : Kurume
Altitude : 2300 to 2400 masl
Process : Natural
Origin: Goro Dimtu, West Guji