Sidama Bensa, Damo Village
Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Key Lime, Grapefruit, Marmalade
Elevation: > 1900 MASL
Varietal: Mikicho, Setami, 74/158, 74/110
About this Coffee
This Limited Release sparkling coffee shined on the cupping table, and comes to us directly from the Damo Village via our wonderful partners at Catalyst Trade. The Damo Village washing station sits on the slopes of the Shanta Golba mountain, where the coffee cherries are gathered. One of the defining characteristics of this site is that the fermentation tanks are shaded by tin roofs, which has a two-fold effect. The shade provides a comfortable environment for workers, while protecting the tanks from rain contamination during fermentation and soaking. Ultimately, the process slows down the fermentation time, limiting the direct sun exposure. This lengthened fermentation time has an extremely positive impact on the cup quality as well, with enhanced acidity and focused fruit. The view through the posts holding up the roof is of green hills, shaded into greener hills, bumping up against blue blue sky.