Chire Sidama :: Ethiopia Washed

Chire Sidama :: Ethiopia Washed
Chire Sidama :: Ethiopia Washed

Chire Sidama :: Ethiopia Washed

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Coffees here are earlier than in the far south - delicate and citric. Sidama has one of the most robust cooperative unions in the country with 53 member cooperatives, as well as a thriving industry of independent washing stations. Washed lots at Chire are fermented slowly -- 36 to 48 hours -- due to the low ambient temperatures in the region and the replenishment of cold groundwater throughout the process. Drying takes 12-15 days and wet parchment is often covered during the searingly-hot afternoon hours to prevent it from cracking. Private processors like Chire are a thing to behold. 

Cup Characteristics: Almond Butter, Maraschino Cherry, Milk Chocolate

Producer: 700 producers organized around the Chire washing station

Region: Bensa District, Sidama Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Republic

Variety: Indigenous cultivars

Altitude: 1950 – 2030 masl

Harvest: October - January 

Process:  Washed & dried on raised beds