Ethiopia – Sewda [Roaster Reserve]



Size | 8 oz. Whole Bean
The Cup: Sweet and smooth with lots of winey fruit acidity, intense elderflower flavor with chocolate, raspberry, elderberry, and cherries.
Washing Station: Sewda
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Elevation: 1900-1975 MASL
Region: Oromia, Guji
Country: Ethiopia – Sewda

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We’ve always been on the lookout for the best coffees in the world, but every once in a while, we hit a cup in our Roastery that makes us stop in our tracks and shout, “Wow!” We taste a lot of good coffee every day, we taste some great coffees regularly, but we seldom see ridiculously amazing coffee like this!
The Sewda Natural Coffee Processing Wet Mill is located in the region of Oromia, Guji, Ethiopia. It is a purchasing and processing station, where local coffee farmers harvest ripe cherries and deliver them daily. It serves around 600 smallholder farmers in the area.
The cherries were closed air-tight and in a fully sealed and controlled anaerobic fermentation tank. The fermentation occurred for 7 days until the pH level dropped to 3.8 to get the desired profile of winey, dry fruit, juicy, fruity flavors, and rich floral. Throughout the 7 days, the fermentation tanks were placed in concrete water baths to maintain a constant temperature and to keep the fermentation very slow. At the end of the seventh day, the fermentation is suspended by removing the cherries from the tanks.
On day one, quick drying is applied until the coffee humidity drops to 35%. Cherries were dried for 30 days under a shade net on African beds. Once the drying period was completed, and the humidity decreased to 12%, cherries were collected and stored for 4 weeks of resting time.