Ethiopia - Guji Anasora Wush Wush - Anerobic Natural
This addition is from a new washing station which was founded back in 2013. Anasora is located at 2300 masl and based in in West Arsi. Coffee sent here are from among the highest altitude in all of Ethiopia. At the begining, most of the coffee process hear are processed as Washed. This washing station is owned by Israel Degfa.
In 2019, A collaboration began between Nordic Approach and Anasora. That marks the beginning of the experimental and natural process at the Anasora farm. Sameon Abay, a very famous coffee processor was a appointed by Nordic Approach as the Product & Quality Manager whom supervise on a daily basis for Nordic at Anasora as well as other processing center which Nordic has a foot on.
Anasora is a privately owned plantation and has approximately 150 hectares of coffee plantation nearby the area. The wet mill was built in 2018, previously most of the coffee from Anasora is sent to a nearby washing station called Adola.
There are about thousand small holders that sent and deliver as small quantities of cherries on a daily basis. On average, these farmers own approximately 2-3 hectares of coffee farm (above average throughout Ethiopia)
What we have here in this offering is the Wush Wush varietal planted at Anasora. Wush Wush Variety is so rare that there are not much information is known about it. It is thought to be originating from Bonga, in Southwest of Jimma. It has a similarity to the Gesha varietal but it has a more pronounced body than Gesha.
This special fermentation process is monitored by Sameon Abay. Only the ripest cherry is picked and carefully fermented for 72 hours. The coffee is then soaked in water for 16 hours before being dried on raised bed. This proocess requires an extensive monitoring during the drying stage. Any damaged cherry and moldy cherry is remove during the drying process. Upon drying, the coffee is then sent for milling and hand sorted before being packed for export.
The dry aroma is tangy aromas of rum, grape, berry and mango. At first sip, a smooth rum with grapes, and maraschino cherries and strawberries in the middle. We could detect, peach, mango and floral aromas with rum, raisins, cocoa and some spices at the end. The aroma and the flavor is strong, and the level is complex and changeable. Exceptional.
Varietal : Wush Wush
Altitude : 2300 masl
Process : Anaerobic Natural
Origin : West Arsi, Guji