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Ethiopia Organic Wolenso Dabessa SWP Decaf

Ethiopia Organic Wolenso Dabessa SWP Decaf

Cupping Notes:

Convincing base sweetness, with aromatic top notes, and accents of fruits and berries. Flavor profiles hint at molasses, date sugar, plum, and blackberry, with perceptible acidity in the lightest roasts.

Region: Wolenso, Limu Kossa
Variety: Heirloom Cultivars
Processing: Dry Process (Natural), then Swiss Water Process Decaf
Certification: Farm Gate, Organic/Fair Trade Cert., Decaf

Blend Description:

This decaf originated from Dabessa coffee farm, located near the village of  Wolensu, in Limu Kossa region. This 150 hectare farm and processing site is owned and operated by Mesfin Dabessa and his family. They are producing both dry process and fully washed coffees, having erected a washing station onsite back in 2015. This lot is a dry process coffee, where the whole cherry is laid to dry on raised beds and not removed until both fruit and seed (green "bean") are down to 10-11% moisture. We've found that adding fruitier naturals to the equation helps lock in some of what we think of as Ethiopian origin characteristics, which is what we've done here. Wolenso Dabessa was acquired as part of a land grant by the government in 2008, where large areas of semi-forested area were given to farmers with the idea that planting coffee while preserving the natural forest canopy would be an improvement toward sustainability. While this is where Dabessa got his start, his father's history growing coffee in the region dates back to 1946. Dabessa's washing station happens to be on the site of his original farm. The farm and mill sit at around 1800 meters above sea level, and coffee is grown up to 2000. Check out the video tour we put together of Wolenso Dabessa HERE. We sent a chunk of this coffee off for decaffeination at Swiss Water Coffee in Vancouver, BC. and are thrilled with the results. The Swiss decaf method is one of the gentler processes, using only water to remove 99.9% of the decaf, and leaving some of the volatile compounds that affect flavor and aroma intact. 

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