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Ethiopia - Hamasho - Coffee Capsule Box of 52

Ethiopia - Hamasho - Coffee Capsule Box of 52

Taste Profile: Jasmine, Lychee, Blueberries, Orange, Caramel

Producer: Daye Bensa, Various Small Holder Farmers

Region: Sidama, Bensa
Altitude: 2230 MASL
Crop Year: 2022
Process: Natural 
Variety: 74158

Daye Bensa named this micro-lot in recognition of the powerful culture of the Sidama Bensa/Hamasho Village where the coffee cherries are grown. Hamasho is Sidamic for snake, a resonant cultural symbol that holds spiritual significance.

Traceability, being a critical contributor to quality and a vital tool for the inclusion and empowerment of members of the farming communities —harvested red, ripe cherries are segregated by village. Necessarily, the cherries are labeled with key identifiers (such as: delivery date, farm name, lot name) and kept separate throughout the stages of drying, processing, and until storage.

Limited production of this micro-lot sharpens the focus on quality. It enables the harvesting only of red, ripe cherries, and further re-sorting, as well as the assignment of the proper number of aptly skilled workers to the labor-intensive task of drying.

The drying method uses a wooden African bed with a plastic net, which allows for air circulation above and below. As a crucial quality safeguard, each bed is looked after by the capable hands at Daye Bensa, stirring the cherries every 15 to 20 minutes to ensure uniformity. Drying would take 13 to 15 days, depending on the weather.

Creativity comes into play in the pursuit of unique cup profiles, as Daye Bensa engages in different experiments and fermentation methods. Their guiding belief and battlecry: Creativity is endless!