Ethiopia Basha Gansamo Bombe Village

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This coffee was produced by Basha Gansamo as part of the producing group started by Asnake Bekele and Aklilu Admassu. They focused on quality and advancing coffee processing method and traceability of single-producer Ethiopia coffee. Asnake has been in coffee for many years and was the pioneer of the use of African raised beds in the drying process of coffee to increase the quality. African raised beds are now being used world wide to dry coffee. Asnake had also helped organized several producer group in collaboration with Catalyst Trade, in various part of Ethiopia. Basha Gansamo farm is also part of the latest project of single producers collaboration in Sidama Region. Asnake said "Red Cherries are harvested by hand-picking. This is very labor intensive, and around 86 seasonal and daily laborers are employed for selective harvesting, transporting, sorting and drying. Pickers may have to return to the same tree multiple times as the coffee cherries don't ripen all at the same time. Carefully harvested cherries are then are loaded into bags or baskets and taken to the drying location. The cherries are spread out in thin layers to dry in the sun. Only special raised drying beds or tables, which are made out of wood posts, are used and covered in bamboo mat. In order to ensure even drying and to avoid mold, fermentation or rotting, the cherries are turned 6 times per day. It could take 15 – 21 days for specific lots to reach optimum moisture content depending on the sun access and temperature. This is determined by observing brightness of the skin and cracking sample dried cherries by teeth. When the drying is complete, the dried cherries are loaded into poly bags and stored in temporary warehouse. It will then ultimately transported to the dry mill and warehouse located at Daye town.” At that point the dried cherry is removed and a phase of pre-cleaning is done by hand before the coffee is loaded into bags for transportation to Addis Ababa for further export preparation at the final dry mill.

Honeysuckle

Pineapple

Stone Fruit

Type

Single Origin

Origin

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Ethiopia

Roast

Medium-Light

Species

Other

Process

Natural

Altitude

1900-2200m

Producer

Basha Gansamo

Farm

Basha Gansamo

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