SHANTAWENE ANAEROBIC: Ethiopia Anaerobic Natural

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Upfront lychee and tropical fruits that transition into a sweet lingering finish reminiscent of lotus cookies.

This banger is from Daye Bensa’s Gatta Farm at the heart of Shantawene Village in Sidama Bensa, Ethiopia. It's an anaerobically processed natural coffee which is highly complex with multiple layers. 

Tasting Notes: Lychee Candy, Rambutan, Tangerine, Mango, Lotus Cookie

Cup score:  90.75 ☕   

We have roasted Shantawene Anaerobic Light/Medium and is intended to be enjoyed on both filter and espresso. 


ABOUT DAYE BENSA AND SHANTAWENE GATTA FARM

Daye Bensa’s Gatta Farm is at the heart of Shantawene Village, in Sidama Bensa, Ethiopia. It sits at an altitude of 2120 – 2210m in the midst of a natural forest. The site is surrounded by indigenous trees, which are older than 100 years, waterfalls, and rivers. One of the rivers separates Shantawene from Bombe and runs from the hills above Keramo. Gatta Farm has been named after a waterfall which crosses the farm.

Daye Bensa Shantawene Gatta Farm Ethiopia Sidama

Gatta Farm was a natural forest before being discovered by the cofounder Mulugeta Dukamo while managing the construction of Gafisse Station. They planted the first coffees in 2013, and established the drying station in 2017. The vegetation and forest surrounding the farm is useful as natural shade for the farm and the drying station. Plantation, harvesting and processing works are mainly done by the local residents. Also women are involved and are mainly assigned to quality control and processing, except for labor intensive tasks. By offering working opportunities and proper wage this is a real benefit for the local residents.

Daye Bensa Shantawene Gatta Farm Ethiopia Sidama

Daye Bensa’s Gatta Farm isn’t only a farm, it consists of a drying station, a lodge and a training facility. During harvesting season, the drying station becomes active and also offers accommodations for employees or trainees until the training has ended. The training facility offers training in coffee processing for interested individuals.


ARTWORK

The original artwork on the coffee bag was created by Hamza Abdulbasit (@virtualhamza), an artist currently based in Washington DC.

TRANSPARENCY REPORT

☠️ Single Origin from Ethiopia

☠️ Region: Shantawene Village, Sidama Bensa

☠️ Producer: Daye Bensa

☠️ Farm: Gatta

☠️ Roast: Light/Medium

☠️ Brew: Filter and Espresso

☠️ Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

☠️ Process: Anaerobic Natural

☠️ Cup Score: 90.75

☠️ Tasting notes:

  • Lychee Candy
  • Rambutan
  • Tangerine
  • Mango
  • Lotus Cookie

☠️ Altitude: 2230 masl

☠️ Harvest: February 2023

☠️ Whole Bean