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Tasting Notes: Orange Blossom, Strawberry & Peach
Region: Edido, Aricha, Yirgacheffe
Farm: Various smallholder farmers delivering to the Aricha Washing Station
Altitude: 1,850-1,880m above sea level
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
Washing Station: Aricha
Harvest Schedule: November-February
ABOUT THE BEAN
Aricha is the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed. Edido is the village, or kebele,where this coffee is grown and processed, in a microregion of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep. We like the complex, almost tropical quality of coffees from Aricha, along with their juicy fruitiness and sugary, floral sweetness.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.