Aricha Adorsi, Ethiopia
REGION: GEDEO, YIRGACHEFFE, ARICHA
CUP: PEACH, LEMON, FRUIT TEA & HONEY
Roasted on 11
Adorsi is a privately-owned washing station owned and managed by Testi Coffee. This coffee lot was produced as part of Testi’s quality improvement initiative, Premium Cherry Selection (PCS). Launched in 2018, the Premium Cherry Selection program ensures that best practices are used for growing, harvesting and processing the coffee cherry. Through the program, Testi pay a premium to farmers who pick and deliver only the ripest cherries from their farms. Coffees produced as part of the program represent the highest quality and cleanest cup profile available from the washing station and wider region.
This coffee has been processed using the washed method, using clean water from the Wegida river. After sorting, the coffee cherries are then pulped within six to eight hours of harvesting, to remove the fruit and skin and graded by weight; heavier beans are of superior quality and deliver a sweeter cup. After grading, the coffee is soaked in tanks of clean water for 36–48 hours to remove the mucilage. The coffee is then re-washed and graded again by density in washing channels and soaked in clean water for 12 hours.
The coffee is then dried on raised African drying beds and under a parabolic shade net for 5-7 days, hand sorted, dried, rested, and prepared for export.