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This is a beautiful coffee from Bensa—one of the most exciting new regions we've been working with in Ethiopia. In the cup we taste ripe mango and passion fruit, with an effervescent citrus acidity. Bensa is one of the most exciting regions in the coffee-producing world. Some of our favorite coffees continue to come out of this small area within Sidama. This washing station is owned by our exporting partner and one of our most valued relationships: Heleanna Georgalis. We are excited to continue this close working partnership. We plan on visiting Bensa this year—assuming travel becomes possible—to further explore this relatively new and exciting producing region. Ethiopia is widely acknowledged as where coffee originated, and its production continues to represent about 10% of the country’s gross domestic product. DNA testing has confirmed over 60 distinct varieties growing in Ethiopia, making it home to the most coffee biodiversity of any region in the world. Given the tradition of coffee production in Ethiopia and the political interworkings of the Ethiopian coffee trade, it is virtually impossible to get single variety coffee lots from Ethiopia. This is changing, albeit very slowly. Most Ethiopian coffees are blends of the many Ethiopian varieties, and referred to simply as 'Ethiopian Landrace'.

Grape

Vegetal/Earthy/Herb

Green Grape

Type

Single Origin

Origin

Sidama, Ethiopia

Roast

Medium-Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Sumatra

Process

Honey

Altitude

2100m

Producer

Heleanna Georgalis

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