The Wolichu Wachu washing station was founded in 2017 and serves 4,500 local smallholder producers in and around the town of Haro Wachu, in the Urga district of Guhi in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. The average producer here farms on half a hectare of land and delivers coffee in cherry form to the washing station, where it is processed as necessary.
Washed lots like this one are sorted in cherry upon delivery, then depulped and fermented underwater for 48–72 hours. The coffee is then washed and given an additional soak for 8–16 hours before being spread on raised beds to dry for 9–12 days, on average. This lot is a Special Prep, meaning that extra care was given to the coffee from start to finish. Not only were the cherries vigorously sorted but also throughout the processing and drying, beans were removed by hand that were seen to be defective, damaged, tainted, or otherwise imperfect.
|Region||Haro Wachu, Uraga, Guji|
|Farm||Various smallholder farmers delivering to Wolichu Wachu Washing Station|
Tasting notes: Intense florals with bergamot, apple, and orange; sweet caramel, tart fruit, and a heavy mouthfeel.