Exciting times! The Sidamo from Sasaba washing station in Oromia State (Ethiopia) has landed. From July the Climpson Estate will have this sexy new coffee shaping 60% of the blend.
Name: Sasaba washing station
Coffee type: Washed Sidamo
Varieties: Mixed Hairloom
Location:Oromia State, Guji Zone
At Sasaba washing station, the red cherries are produced in the area surrounding the washing station and are collected from late September until December. Cherries are processed on-site and fermented for about 48-72 hours before they are placed on the drying beds for about 7-8 days. About 350-400 drying-beds are present at the washing station.
The natural coffees are usually dried for 15-20 days. The small farmers that sell their cherries to Sasaba washing station (the exact number of farmers selling their coffee to Sasaba is not known) usually own around 10-15 coffee trees. Besides coffee they grow sustenance crops like maize, surgum -eans and peas.
The 13/14 harvest has been a good year in the Guji area with unusually large sized beans. The farmers have not seen such big beans for at least ten years! It is believes that this is caused by the combination of the varietals, the timing and quantity of the rains and the crop cycle.