Nano Challa | washed
Nano Challa cooperative was established in 2004 by an initial 25 farmer members from the Agaro town in the Jimma Zone, Oromia, Western Ethiopia. The founder members formed the group in order to foster unity and to share in addressing issues they were facing around finding good buyers for their coffee, eleviating debt and improving standards of production. Jimma is an area that had become synonymous with ‘Jimma 5’ – low quality natural processed commercial type coffee that fetches minimal prices on the internal and international market. The name Nano Challa in Oromifa means “the area above”, a reference to their prime coffee growing location at high altitudes, benefitting from beautiful natural forest and rich organic soils.
BERGAMOT, JUICY LIME, FOREST BERRIES WITH HONEY AND DARK CHOCOLATE. LAYERED COMPLEXITY ON THE COOL
- Region: AGARO, JIMMA, WESTERN ETHIOPIA
- Producer: NANO CHALLA COOPERATIVE
- Altitude: 2320 masl.
- Preparation: washed | Once producers deliver coffee to the washing station, cherries are floated before being depulped using a Penagos Eco Pulper. The coffee is then soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours before drying; firstly skin-dried and sorted under shade, before being sun dried for approximately 10 days on raised African drying beds.
- Variety: local heirloom
- Certificate: Organic
- Crop: 2018/2019