This coffee is sourced from smallholders in Riripa village in West Arsi, Sidamo. Farmers cultivate coffee at 1,900 to 2,200 meters above sea level. They deliver their coffee to a local washing station owned and operated by SNAP Trading & Industry PLC.
Many would say that the strength of Sidamo coffees lie in the regions’ diversity of profiles. The many microclimates and varying soil types lead to striking differences from town to town. But across all Sidamo coffees is a profound complexity that many attribute to the diversity of local landrace varieties. Varieties can differ from town to town and even farm to farm where each farmer may have more than one unique varieties seldom or never found outside their plot.
When all these different varieties are blended at the local cooperative, the resulting blend expresses the complexity of the plant genetics in the area.
Farmers selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to SNAP’s washing station. At intake, cherry is carefully inspected and only dense, ripe cherry is selected. Cherry is pulped on a disk pulper and fermented. Parchment is washed in clean water and laid to dry on raised drying beds. Workers rake parchment frequently to ensure even drying. It takes approximately 7 to 10 days for parchment to dry.
Once dry, parchment is bagged and stored in a warehouse at the washing station. Dry parchment is stored for about 1 month before being transported to the dry mill where it is hulled and prepared for export.
200g Roasted for Espresso
1900 - 2200 m.a.s.l
Riripa, West Arsi
Red apples, honey, chamomile
*We roast on every Monday.