The Benti Nenka processing site is located in a village ("Kebele") of the same name within the Hambela Wamena region, Ethiopia's Guji Zone. This coffee is from Kedir Hassan, a proficient and capable engineer and station owner as well as coffee farmer. He's erected a few stations in Hambela Wamena region, some producing both washed and dry process ("naturals") coffees, and though Benti Nenka used to only produce naturals, they had wet process coffee last season as well. Of course, he did not complete these wet mills on his own, and thanks to his long-standing connection with the people in this area, he had much-needed community support on his side. Kedir splits bamboo reeds for constructing his drying beds, so they're flat and quite sturdy. You see a lot of chicken wire used at other sites, which tends to sag, creating uneven coffee layers. This lot is only comprised of coffee from the smallholders in the Benti Nenka area, whose farms span an altitude range of roughly 1900 to 2100 meters above sea level. This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee.
Cupping Notes: Lemon and sweet lime citrus, freesia floral aroma, earth-toned teas like Pu'er and Yerba Mate
Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour over.
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars
Region: Benti Nenka, Hambela Wamena, Guji
Altitude: 1900 – 2100 meters
Process: Wet processed (washed) and patio sun-dried on raised beds
Equity Pricing (EP) Levels
Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below