ETHIOPIA - ESPRESSO - CO2 DECAFFEINATED - NYALA - WASHED Q2 ORGANIC
« Main chocolate, caramel and stone fruit notes »
- Species: arabica
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Altitude: 1900 m
- Harvest: period December to febuary
- Process: Washed, decaffeinated CO2
- Drying: Patios on african beds
Before 2015 BELCO had a Sidama Grade 2, they evolved to a Sidama type A Q2 (83+). In 2020, the regulations allowed them to access traceability information and the washing stations were able to export directly! Today they have not 1 but 3 NYALA coffees, fully washed processed by 3 washing stations : Birbirsa Kojowa, Nibret Alamu & Nensebo (organic)
This coffee is collected from 400 small producers by the family-owned Romina company. The cherries are fully washed processed and dried at the Bochesa village station in the Nensebo woreda (district) of the Oromo region (West Arsi zone). The village of Bochesa is located at 1900 meters above sea level. Coffee is produced in its immediate vicinity. The farmers here work small plots of land in mixed farming systems. Romina established the Bochesa washing station in 2018. The company invests in this station to ensure finely traceable and ever more qualitative lots. It also sets up social and environmental projects for the producers from whom it collects the cherries. Agricultural training courses are provided. Recently Romina has also developed a project to install beehives in Bochesa, to enable the farmers to produce their own honey and diversify their income. Finally, in order to protect the environment, Romina is distributing seeds to replant shade trees above the coffee trees in this area.
This coffee is collected by Romina
PLC from several small producers. This family business, based in Addis Ababa, is currently run by Michael Girma. In his thirties, full of energy and ideas, he works with the best coffees in Ethiopia for export. He shares with his parents and two brothers the desire to develop local economies in Ethiopia. The family operates in several sectors, with coffee export being one of their main areas of focus. They are keen to see investment in Ethiopia grow and work with rigour and passion to unlock the country's potential. The Romina company operates 12 washing and drying stations in the country, in the Sidama region, Yirgacheffe and Wallaga. They also have a factory in Addis Ababa page 1 / 2 which allows them to export quality coffees.
This coffee was decaffeinated with CO2 by our partner CR3 in Germany. CO2 (molecule O=C=O) is naturally present in the air we breathe or in the sparkling water we drink. During the decaffeination process, it is used in its supercritical state, that is to say between its liquid phase and its gaseous phase. It then selectively extracts caffeine while retaining the aromatic molecules in the beans.
This Sidama appellation (also called Sidamo in some translations) is divided into 4 areas distinguished simply by the letters A, B, C and D. Each of these four areas offers a specific cup profile. The Sidama A appellation is the one that offers a Sidama-type profile on account of its sweet cup with notes of yellow fruit (apricot, peach). Each is linked to a specific geographical area delimited by administrative divisions. The Sidama A appellation extends to: - the Guji area, comprising the woreda districts of OdoShakiso, Uraga, Hambela, Kercha, Adola and Anassora; and - the Sidama area, comprising the districts of Bensa, Chire and Aroressa.