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ETHIOPIA RARO NENSEBO

$20.00

Typical of coffees from Uraga, the Raro Nensebo resonates with decadant stone fruit and berry-like flavors. As the coffee opens up you’ll find these fruited flavors will take a turn for the exotic and tropical, while also displaying smooth and intoxicating floral flavors.

ROAST: Light
PRODUCER: 23 Farmers from Raro Nensebo Kebele
REGION: Raro Nensebo Village, Uraga Region, Guji Zone
PROCESS: Sundried Natural
VARIETY: 74110

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ETHIOPIA RARO NENSEBO

$20.00

Typical of coffees from Uraga, the Raro Nensebo resonates with decadant stone fruit and berry-like flavors. As the coffee opens up you’ll find these fruited flavors will take a turn for the exotic and tropical, while also displaying smooth and intoxicating floral flavors.

ROAST: Light
PRODUCER: 23 Farmers from Raro Nensebo Kebele
REGION: Raro Nensebo Village, Uraga Region, Guji Zone
PROCESS: Sundried Natural
VARIETY: 74110

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COFFEE INFO

This coffee comes from 23 farmers associated with the Raro Nensebo Village, located in Guji’s Uraga District. With elevations exceeding 2000 meters above sea level, Uraga’s extreme conditions allow for a slower ripening of the coffee cherry, resulting in a sweeter, more complex seed. Additionally, many of the coffee trees in this area are variety 74110, a newer variety cultivated from the wild, ancient coffee trees of the Illubabor Forest. This rare variety, paired with the ability to farm at extreme elevations, creates a distinct, highly sought flavor profile that can’t be found anywhere else.

The diversity and intricacy of Ethiopian coffee is largely due to its status as coffee’s ancestral-genetic homeland. Coffee has grown wild in Ethiopia for thousands of years, with the earliest cultivation and consumption only dating back to the mid 15th century. Because of this ancient heritage, many of the trees found in Ethiopia are considered to be the offspring of the old “wild” tree varieties, which we believe contribute significantly to the distinguishable flavors found in Ethiopian coffee. 

Raro Nensebo is a near perfect example of the ancient and rustic flavor-profile that’s typical of Ethiopian coffee. On the nose you’ll notice fragrant aromas of wildflowers, jasmine tea, and tropical fruits. In the cup, you can expect a full spectrum of lush and expressive flavors. When hot, expect intense and direct fruit flavors of mango, peach, and tropical melon. As it cools you’ll experience tones of blue and red berries, along with sugary dates and chocolate. This coffee can’t be described as anything less than an outstanding example of the unmistakable and distinctive personality of Ethiopian coffee.

PARTNERSHIP

Before the onset of the 2020-21 harvest season, we connected with Ture Waji (our long-time sourcing partner and industry trailblazer) to discuss the difficulties of creating sustainability for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. The vast majority of coffee producers in Ethiopia fall into this “smallholder” category, meaning they oversee around 5 acres of land, farming coffee as well as other cash crops and livestock.

Unlike Latin and South American where the majority of coffee farmers oversee the entire production process, smallholder farmers in Ethiopia rely on local collection centers to oversee the crucial steps of sorting, fermenting, and drying the coffee seeds. Unfortunately, this system has led to inconsistencies that make it increasingly hard for farmers establish long-term relationships with buyers. However, with Ture Waji’s guidance, many of these collection centers are improving their production processes and strengthening their relationships with the farmers that rely on them. This is resulting in more consistent yields and more secure structures for all parties involved.

Though we are still navigating the nuances of sourcing well in Ethiopia, we remain confident that our friend Ture is the most capable person to lead the charge. 

Coffee sorters at Raro Nensebo