Summer Claude - Ethiopia - Filter - Washed Coffee
Stone Fruit, Floral, Jasmine
Nano Challa is a co-operative and washing station, established in 2009. It was the first washing station in the Agaro region of west Ethiopia, set up as part of the Technoserve coffee initiative. Technoserve is an NGO which supports farmers to set up washing stations and create a new co-operative structure. The aim of the project was to increase sustainability and quality in the west, with transparent and environmentally friendly production, and increased premiums for the producers. From the outset they used eco-pulpers and built water treatment systems based on Vetiver grass which naturally filter the water from production before it is pumped into lagoons to be absorbed into the earth. They also established farmer training programmes and implemented a traceability system.
This lot is part of a small and carefully curated selection from the cooperatives in the west. They are located in Agaro, close to Jimma. The cooperative has about 500 members from the Genji Chala area. This specific area has recently established a reputation for very flavour-intense and spiced coffees with unique flavour attributes.