Farm – Nano Challa Cooperative
Altitude – 1850 – 2100 MASL
Location – Agaro, Jimma zone, Oromia
Variety – Heirloom
Harvest – November – February
Process – Washed, soaked and sun-dried
Nano Challa translates as ‘the area above’, appropriate for a coffee that grows 2100 metres above sea level !
There is another meaning, which refers to a local legend about a quest to become King of Jimma, the area in Oromia where this coffee is sourced from. It was this legend that inspired the Nano Challa co-operative, who adopted the title to show their desire to be a strong, farmer-focused collective.
As is the case across Ethiopia, the majority of coffees are organic by default and consist mostly of old, naturally indigenous heirloom varieties. Cherries at Nano Challa are floated before being de-pulped 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.
The resulting coffee an excellent example of what we love about Ethiopian coffees – sweet, refreshingly clean and syrupy in the cup.
Our tasting notes: Pomegranate, Blackcurrant, Orange Blossom