From the beautiful motherland of coffee, Ethiopia, comes a unique red honey process Wush Wush coffee! This coffee is grown by around 2500 smallholder farmers in Keffa, Ethiopia, and brought to Dinkalem Ademe’s washing station. They all are “garden farmers” because most of them are producing coffee in the “garden” areas around their homes, and often harvesting cherries from coffee occurring naturally on the land where they live.
Producer // Smallholder growers within the Wush Wush village
Region // Ginbo, Keffa
Process // Red Honey
Variety // 75/210, 74/165, & other local Landrace varieties
Altitude // 1850-1950masl
Flavor Notes // Rose, Lemon, Honey
Roast Level // Light
*For the Red Honey Process under Dimkalem’s care, coffee cherries are sorted, very slowly pulped (with maximum mucilage content), and fermented before being moved to shaded drying beds for 4-5 days.
From our importers, Catalyst Trade:
“Every part of Ethiopia has its own mystique, and the Western region of Keffa is no exception. The roads that thread the map are sparse and constantly traveled, giving up the rich scent of the red soil they are built from under the tires of Land Rovers and donkey carts. Rolling away from the roads like theater Curtains are the fertile patchwork hills that disappear into a soft misty sky. Puffy trees emerge against the skyline like cotton balls dyed the deepest spring green.
The people of Keffa carry their pride in coffee close to the bone. We've all heard the stories: Kaldi, a bored goat herder c. 850, notices his goats have extra energy after eating the fruit of a nearby bush, tries some for himself, and thus the coffee ritual is born. Whether that's really how coffee was discovered or not, we do know the legend originates from Keffa, and the very name of our beloved beverage derives from the region in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia.”