This is one of those coffees that make you fall in love. LOVE ME NAOW!
Anasora is a new privately owned communal washing station in very high altitudes in Guji. It began as a remote farm of about 150 hectares of coffee in the nearby area, alongside the river Turo. Until 2018 they only produced natural coffees on the farm. To produce washed coffees they take the cherries to another washing station called Adola. However in 2018 they built a washing station, and now this river is used as a water source to facilitate the processing of washed coffee at the Anasora washing station for cherries from both outgrowers and the farm.
The surrounding area is populated by smallholder farmers who are of Oromo ethnicity and speak Oromifa. The Anasora Washing Station offers farmer training programs and provides seedlings. The cherries are brought by surrounding farmers who either deliver cherries directly to the washing station, or to a Anasora collection centre in the more remote areas. Farmers are immediately paid a small premium for higher quality cherries/pickings, and most farmers here are registered for a second payment after the coffee is sold with a quality premium. They produce greater volumes of washed coffees the first part of the harvest, and naturals in the later part of the harvest.
At such a high altitude of 2350 masl, there is something truly unique about the coffees here. They mature very slowly and even the look of the beans is different. Even in their first year in full production, and with a new management team in place, they have managed to produce outstanding coffee.
This lot is clean, floral, vibrant and lively. Just how we like our Ethiopians. Juicy stone fruits up front, sweet yuzu citrus accompanied by layers of florals in the finish.
Roasted by: Apartment Coffee