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2 beautiful Ethiopian coffees from the Guji region; one washed and the other unwashed processed.
A wonderful way to taste the difference between the two main coffee processing methods; the washed and the unwashed method.
In the washed method, the pulp of the coffee cherry is ground in a depulper as shown here. ! Depulper. Then the beans are fermented in the honey-like layer of mucilage, which is then washed off. ! Washing. Hence the term * washed "coffee, or * fully washed" and "washingstation".
With unwashed coffee such as the Dambi Udo, the berries are placed in their entirety to dry, with the bean still in the pulp. This leaves more sweetness in the bean, and sometimes some fermented fruit flavors come out of the pulp in the coffee.
All photos are from Trabocca our partner for sourcing the Sasaba.
About the Sasaba (crops)
In the south of Ethiopia, in the West Guji Zone of the Oromia region, Tsegay Hagos decided to build two washing stations, of which Sasaba is one. Some 500 small-scale coffee farmers have been producing coffee here for many generations on the fertile land in the area, often higher than 2000 meters above sea level.
The coffee shrubs grow in the shade of existing trees and planted by the farmers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enseteventricosum)*enseteELIJK(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enseteventricosum - a kind of banana plant without bananas. Sasaba works together with the more experienced producers and thus work on high quality with a price premium. Our partner and Ethiopia specialist Trabocca has been working with Tsegay and therefore Sasaba since 2013 so that we can enjoy this wonderful coffee.
The result is fantastic, this 2020 crop is one of the tastiest, most floral crops of Ethiopian coffees we've tasted in ages. Perfect to really enjoy yourself.
About the Dambi Udo (unwashed) Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Just like in previous years, this year we have a super beautiful natural from the Guji region in the south of Ethiopia. This time not from the Guji Highlands washing station like last 2 years, but from Dambi Udo, part of Buno Trading (http://bunotrading.com/index.php). At this location they have only recently started producing coffee, which means that innovative practices to obtain better quality are embraced more quickly.
The profile of the coffee is, just like in previous years, a bit more funky, but also remarkably full and sweet for a natural coffee and even a little fresh.