Arsosala Village - Ethiopian Coffee

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Tasting Notes: Jasmine, Raspberry

Hale Taste Scale: 8 - Hipster

Varietals: Bourbon, Typica

Elevation: 1,800m

Best enjoyed as: French Press, Cold Brew

The Arsosala Story:

Arsosala is a washing station founded in 2015 that currently serves about 1,200 smallholder producers in the Urga woreda (district) of Guji.

Washed lots at this washing station are delivered ripe, depulped the same day, fermented overnight, and washed before being soaked/fermented underwater for 8–16 hours. Then they are washed again. The total fermentation time is between 48–72 hours. The coffee is dried on raised beds for 9–12 days.

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 their cherry harvest by weight to receive payment at a market rate.