Calendar Coffee | Riripa | Ethiopia | FILTER | 250g
Flavour notes: Apple & Honey Suckle
Harvest: December 2022
From the Roasters
This coffee is quite special because it’s been harvested in a relatively unknown region of Ethiopia. Located at the base of the Bale Mountain on the north east side, this is an area filled with dense forest, providing shade to the coffee farms below. This forest receives an abundance of rainfall early in the season and showers towards harvest – providing ideal growing conditions for producing quality coffee.
There are currently 742 farmers who deliver their cherries to the Riripa washing station for processing. This particular lot is certified organic, which means no synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides were used in its production. At Riripa, cherries are sorted by hand before the skin of the fruit is removed using a disc pulper. The coffee is then washed and graded in channels by density, followed by a wet fermentation lasting 72 hours. The drying process involves laying the coffee approximately two centimeters deep on raised beds where it is dried for 14 days.
We love this coffee for its perfumed florals, pastry-like sweetness and crisp apple acidity – flavours we would not typically expect from Ethiopia! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Producer: Riripa Washing station
Region: West Arsi
Variety: Wolisho & Kurume
Altitude: 1,600 - 1,800 masl