Hailing from the home of arabica, we knew this coffee was something special when it landed on the sample cupping table. An exemplary washed Ethiopian coffee, full of floral notes, and bright sparkling acidity, this particular lot of coffee from Mustefa Abakeno hits all the right tones as a well-balanced and tasty cup. If you’re after something a little more delicate, yet alive with peach fruit and jasmine tea flavours, this is the one for you.
Alongside farming 18 hectares in the Jimma Zone of Western Ethiopia at 2040 masl, Abakeno also operates two wet-mills for processing cherries; Beshasha where this washed lot comes from, as well as the Kabira wet-mill which processes almost-exclusively natural coffees from the surrounding area. Abakeno’s farm is planted with coffee varieties from the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre, a part of the EIRC, a group responsible for agricultural research across Ethiopia, including integrated soil fertility and crop production.
This coffee highlights what we love about the region, and why we are so passionate about working closely with farmers and sourcers who feel the same way.