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Nano Challa — Ethiopia

Normale prijs

€8,90

  • espresso
  • filter
  • specialty
Country
Variaties 
ETHIOPIA
HEIRLOOM
Region
Altitude
GERA DISTRICT - JIMMA REGION
1850M
Process
Producer
WASHED LIMU GRADE 1
NANO CHALLA

 

Nano Challa — Ethiopia

Tasting notes

Floral — Melon — Intense flavour

Nano Challa washing station follows the traditional Ethiopian methods for washed coffee but does this at a high level. “Nano Challa” literally means “the best place”, which goes to show that the producers know very well that their coffee can be tiny lumps of gold when handled with care!  An initial cherry screening through flotation and a visual check remove unwanted cherries (green, damaged, foreign matter,…). The cherries are collected in the cherry hopper, which feeds the cherries into the depulper. This machine tears off the cherry skin and most of the mucilage with low water usage. Next, the coffee soaks in tanks overnight to break down any remaining mucilage. Finally, the parchment is washed and graded in the washing channel.

Drying

Finally, the wet parchment is carried out to the drying field. Initial drying (6 hours) and wet parchment defect sorting take place under shade. It definitely takes more time, but the extra effort pays off in the long run. Final drying (10 days) takes place on raised tables. Nano Challa built a huge quality reputation for itself through its meticulous processing. This returns in the form of high selling prices for their coffee with a prospering coffee community as a result.

The premiums were also partly reinvested in the washing station infrastructure. The cooperative has a reserve fund and also purchased a second depulping machine to service more producers in an efficient way.