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Ethiopia - Aricha Washed

Ethiopia - Aricha Washed

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Bright and floral with notes of peach, fruit punch, ginger, and limoncello.

Roast level: Light
Processing method: Washed
Region: Yirgacheffe, Aricha
Varietals: Heirloom Varietals

This coffee comes from Testi Specialty Coffee where, on a past origin trip, we had the honor of visiting and staying overnight at this Aricha washing station which you can see on our blog.

Washed offerings from Ethiopia are some of our favorites. They are the crisp lemonade on a hot day, or a sweet treat in the afternoon. 


Brewing ratio recommendation (grams of coffee to water)

1:17 - adjust water ratio to 16g for a stronger cup, and 18g for a lighter cup


About the region: 

Aricha is the name of the washing station where this coffee is processed. Edido is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processed, in a microregion of Yirgacheffe. Aricha is about 8 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town. The soils in this region are red-brown clay soil, about 1.5 meters deep. We like the complex, almost tropical quality of coffees from Aricha, along with their juicy fruitiness and sugary, floral sweetness.

Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers who also grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for, or given a receipt. Coffee is then processed, usually washed or natural, by the washing station and dried on raised beds.

 

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