650 – 750 Smallholders
Bourbon, Typica & Heirloom varietals
Red apple, golden kiwi, Earl Grey & lemon
$16.00 – $56.00
Aroresa is the sum of a range of local varietals from the Bensa district in the state of Southern Oromia, at nearly 2,000 metres elevation. This fruit-filled coffee is sourced from the farms of local families, each with micro-plots of around 2-5 hectares, and processed at the Aroresa mill by the waters of the Hamile river. After grading, the beans are soaked in clean water for up to 48 hours to remove the sticky mucilage by fermentation. The coffee then goes through another round of washing and grading, before being dried for 12 days. The Aroresa washing mill is supported by Testi Coffee, who deals with exporting the station’s coffee. Testi also provide the station with support and quality control, while striving for premium quality from the local producers. They have set up the Premium Cherry Selection program, paying premium prices to farms that produce superb cherries.