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Boji | Ethiopia | Natural - MEDIUMROAST

Boji | Ethiopia | Natural - MEDIUMROAST

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A r o m a        blueberry | brown spice | brown sugar
B o d y            medium | creamy
A c i d i t y      plum acitity
PRODUCER Washing Station Boji 
REGION Kochere
VARIETY Heirloom
PROCESS natural
ALTITUDE 2.100 - 2.300 masl

Boji is a washing station in the Kochere-Worda region. It serves around 500 small-scale producers. Kochere is a coffee growing region near the town of Yirgacheffe, home to some of the most popular coffees in the world. We love this natural coffee for its clarity despite the sweetness that comes with a naturally produced coffee; blue berries and a tangy acidity shine through the syrupy sweetness that characterizes such a coffee.

Natural processing at the station follows traditional Ethiopian methods. First, the cherries are floated and visually inspected for under-striping, over-striping and damaged cherries. After washing the cherries in clean water, the workers take the cherries directly to the drying field. They spread the cherries in a single layer. For the first few days, the cherries are carefully turned every 30 minutes to ensure even drying. During this time, workers also remove any damaged cherries. After a few days, the layer of cherries is adjusted to be slightly thicker, which slows down the drying process. Drying usually lasts between 2 and 3 weeks.