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Climpson and Sons - Single Origin: Sidamo Sasaba, Ethiopia

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Caramel body with notes of nectarine and chocolate. A full bodied filter with citrus fruit notes as an espresso.

We are excited at the arrival of our latest Ethiopian coffee. The Sidamo Sasaba is the key component to our Climpson Estate espresso blend, but it is tasting so good on it's own we thought it should have it's time to shine.
Sasaba is relatively new to specialty coffee and we were immediately attracted to this coffee for its very pronounced, clean and sweet cup combined with strong stone-fruit flavors. It works really well across a number of methods.

The Sasaba Washing Station is located in the Oromia State in the Guji District. Access is a challenge – the road being too rough for Land Cruisers, so the next best option is to access by Soviet-Era Kamas trucks with 6-wheel drive to reach the washing station. The washing station is productive and run well. Tsegaye, the owner of the washing station, is open to a feedback loop between producer and end user’s, creating the potential for exemplary coffees and higher premiums for the farmers.

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 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! In our opinion this is caused by the combination of the varietals, the timing and quantity of the rains and the crop cycle.
Altitude: 1800 masl
Farm/Coop: Wet mill: Sasaba Washing Station
Great for: Aeropress, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Oromia State, Guji Zone
Process Method: Washed - and sun-dried
Tasting Notes: Caramel body with notes of nectarine and chocolate. A full bodied filter with citrus fruit notes as an espresso
Varietals: Mixed Heirloom

Roasterr: Climpson and Sons

Climpson and Sons does not deliver to United Kingdom

Initial collection: Climpson & Sons - London

Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.