SASABA WASHING STATION // ETHIOPIA
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A truly stunning coffee, even better than last years crop and we didn’t think that was possible. Pronounced stone fruit flavours, clean, sweet and juicy - brew carefully and you’ll find an extra tropical note that reminds us pineapple and berry fruit salad.
Cooperative: Sasaba Washing Station grade 1
Tasting notes: Absolutely bursting with flavour; Peach, pineapple, and strawberry.
Equipped with a large pulper and over 600 African drying beds, The Sasaba mill processes coffee from over 500 smallholders working in the surrounding hills. Like much
of Kercha, the small plots of land around Sasaba sit at high altitudes around the 2000-meter mark and farming is predominantly organic although it’s not certified.
The Sasaba smallholders are a mix of Gedeo and Guji farmers, many of whom have lived here for generations, growing coffee next to each other. Tsegay Hagos owns the
mill and knows that it’s success is closely tied to that of the smallholders. They pay premiums for quality lots (like this one), provide training, support and loans during the lean months of rainy season.