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Sidama Shantawene, Ethiopia
Washing Station: Testi Ayla Washing Station
Varietal: Kurume (100% Arabica)
Processing: Fully washed
Altitude: 1,950 to 2,150 metres above sea level
Owners: Testi Coffee
Region: Sidama, Bensa Woreda
Tasting notes: Sparkling acidity is balanced by soft notes
of chocolate and leaves a sweet and delicate linger of hibiscus flowers.
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This exceptional coffee was supplied by Testi Coffee, a family-run business. The
Yonis family, who are making a name for themselves on the Ethiopian Specialty
Coffee scene. Faysel A. Yonis. began working with coffee in the late 1990s, first
supplying the local market, and then establishing a coffee exporting company. He
called it Testi Coffee. The name ‘Testi’ means Happy or Happiness in Harrari
language (it is also the name of Faysel’s middle son). Certainly, Testi is bringing
happiness to coffee lovers!
BEANS FROM 400 FARMS
This lot was collected from no less than 400 farmers around Shantawene Township.
For this washed coffee, the fruit is first collected and sorted by hand, removing any
under or overripe cherries. The cherry is then taken to the washing station, where it
is pulped, fermented for around 36 to 48 hours and then fully washed. It is then
delivered to dry for between 10 and 12 days on raised beds, where it is dried slowly
and regularly raked to preserve the high natural quality of the coffee. The drying
coffee is covered at the hottest part of the day so as to prevent over-drying. They
work with smallholder farmers, who can expect a fair price for their fine coffee.
THE SIDAMO REGION:
Sidamo covers a large area in Southern Ethiopia, with varying microclimates and
altitudes; accordingly, there is a wide variety of cup profiles that end up labelled as
Sidamo. When purchasing coffee, it is useful to know that all coffees bearing the
name ‘Sidamo’ DO hail from the Sidamo territory, within which Sidama can be found.
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