The sealed, oxygen-less environment encourages specific microbial interactions, resulting in bright, fruity Naturals with complex berry and chocolate notes.
Bensa Shantaweni washing station is located at 1,860 to 1,990 meters above sea level in Benesa, Sidamo.
Farmers selectively handpick ripe cherry and deliver it to the station. At intake, employees visually inspect cherry and accept only fully ripe cherry for anaerobic fermentation. Selected cherry is tightly packed in GrainPro bags and sealed shut. Cherry ferments anaerobically (without oxygen) for 18 to 24 hours.
After fermentation, cherry is carefully removed from bags and laid to dry in direct sunlight on raised beds. Workers turn cherry frequently to promote even drying. It takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for cherry to dry.
- COFFEE GRADE:
- Sidamo Anaerobic Natural Gr. 1
- Bensa Shantaweni Station
- JARC varieties , Local Landraces
- Anaerobic Natural
- 1,860 to 1,990 meters above sea level
- Various smallholder farmers delivering to Worka Chelichele Washing Station
Citrus Fruit, Berries, Black Tea, Dark Chocolate, Grape