Farm to Cup Story
Sometimes you drink coffee, and other times, you enjoy coffee so much that it inspires you. The Wolichu Wachu washing station was founded in 2017 and serves 4,500 local smallholder producers from the town of Haro Wachu in the Urga district of Guji in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. With the help of Cafe Imports, we were able to source this delicious coffee that’s bursting with flavor. In a cup of Journey Ethiopia, you’ll experience floral notes of bergamot, the tart acidity of lemon and cranberries, and the sweetness of cherries all rounded out by a black tea body.
Farmers deliver their cherries to the washing station, where the beans are depulped and fermented underwater for 48–72 hours. The coffee is then washed and given an additional soak for 8–16 hours before being spread on raised beds to dry for about 9–12 days. This lot is a Special Prep, meaning that extra care was given to the coffee from start to finish. Not only were the cherries vigorously sorted, but throughout the processing and drying, beans were removed by hand that were seen to be defective, damaged, tainted, or otherwise imperfect. According to the washing station manager, 90 percent of the coffee delivered to the factory is Bourbon, and 10 percent is Typica.
Take a journey and drink a mug of this limited-time offering today. And while you sip slowly, remember - don’t stop believin’.
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