Ethiopia - Wabesombo by Ananteh Andarge
"Upon grounding, we could detect the aroma of blueberry jam with mild floral aroma. At first sips, it is dominated by sweet grapes, blueberries and floral aroma. It is then followed by Bergamot and mild scent of rosy aroma. The coffee notes is easily detected and flavourful."
It has been a while since we source coffee from Limmu. We managed to get hold of this very small Ethiopian coffee beans which was planted as high as 1960masl to 2200masl. This farm is operated by Anteneh Andarge and his family is as big as 86 hectares in size. It is a single farm operated and processed by Mr Anteneh in Limmu, Jimma. His farm is know as Wabesombo.
Mr Anteneh started as a trader in Limmu selling mainly mechanical goods for the agro industry. He managed to obtain a land to start a farm and then Wabesombo was born. In Ethiopia, there has been a mass of conversion of forest into coffee plantation. As agreement with the local government, tall trees must be kept and preserved. Most of the coffee planted at his farm are mainly shade grown.
The farm is located, 8 hours Southwest of the capital and at this farm, and located at a village called Sombo. Anteneh is assisted by 100 worker throughout the year and during the harvest, he is assisted by at least 200 to 300 cherry picker. The variety used is an improved heirloom variety known as the 74110 variety. At high altitude, the coffee bean can be very very small and produced a very complex flavour in the cup.
This coffee is processed as natural and is dried on a raised bed. All of the process is done at the farm and is controlled by Mr Anteneh. We noticed that the quality of the coffee that arrived recently from Ethiopia is better than what we had in 20/21 season.
Varietal : 74110
Altitude : 2050 masl
Origin : Sombo, Limmu
Process : Natural