This coffee comes from a washing station called Derhi Fahmi in Guji. Deri is the name of the village, and Fahmi is the name of the first son of the Testi founder and CEO Mr. Faysel Abdos. This premium special prep lot is selected by using the ripest cherries and special attention paid to sorting, including an additional sort beyond the already top Grade 1 prep.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers who also grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for or given a receipt. Coffee is then processed, usually washed or natural, by the washing station and dried on raised beds.
The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season: The blending of these cherries into day lots makes it virtually impossible under normal circumstances to know precisely whose coffee winds up in which bags on what day, making traceability to the producer difficult. We do, however, make every available effort to source coffee from the same washing stations every year, through our export partners and their connections with mills and washing stations.
Region: Deri Village, Guji
Producer: Several Smallholders, Deri Fahmi Station
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Taste Notes: Mango, Jasmine, Kumquat
Please note that 250g bags can be shipped in kava boxes as an additional option. All grind sizes are approximate and in relation to the equipment we use. Grind size or setting might differ from your equipment preferences. If not certain order beans as we can't accept returns for pre-ground coffees. Thank you for understanding.