Climpson and Sons - Ethiopia 2019
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Smallholders at the Sasaba Washing Station in Oromia State in the Guji District of Ethiopia.
Regional Landrace (a.k.a. Heirloom)
Climpson and Sons
Milk Chocolate, Toffee, Marmalade
The Sasaba Washing Station is located in the Oromia State in the Guji District. Access is a challenge – the road being too rough for Land Cruisers, the next best option is to access by Soviet-Era Kamas trucks with 6-wheel drive to reach the washing station.
The washing station is productive and run well by Tsegaye, the owner of the washing station. His open-minded attitude ensures there is a feedback loop between producer and green brokers creating the potential for exemplary coffees and higher premiums for the farmers. The farmers that sell their cherries to Sasaba washing station are all small holders in the local surrounds. The cherries are processed on-site, fermented for about 48-72 hours before they are placed on the drying beds for around 7-8 days.