Until last year coffees from West Arsi area have been sold as Sidamas. However, this region is more than worthy of a differentiation and the change has allowed the truly unique coffees from this region to be highlighted. Located in Oromia, about 400km south of Addis Ababa, the Nensebo Woreda is home to a collection of smallholder farmers totalling 5,000 hectares of coffee. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and producers cultivate a range of heirloom coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighbouring forests.
This coffee is processed at a washing station owned by Negusse Debela. It is located in the village of Refisa, which is located in the heart of Nensebo Woreda. 448 farmers deliver cherries from Refisa, Roricho, Bulga, Riripa and Solena. Each farmer brings their cherries to process at the washing station where they are picked and floated for defects, washed, soaked for 5 hrs, fermented for 72 hours and dried on raised beds.
This coffee is perfect for a crisp washed espresso with fresh fruity notes it also works makes a great filter coffee.