SHANTAWENE ANAEROBIC: Ethiopia Anaerobic Natural (2022)

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This beautiful anaerobic natural-processed Ethiopian is produced by Faysel Abdosh at Testi Coffee. The elegant mix of floral aromatics and topical fruit acidity results in a beautiful experience in the cup.

Our previous releases Fruit Bombe and Fruit Bombe Anaerobic were from the same producer, Faysel at Testi Coffee.

Tasting Notes: Rose, Blackcurrant, Mango, Raspberry, Brown Sugar

Cup score: 89.50 ☕ 

Process: Anaerobic Natural

Producer: Faysel Abdosh, Testi Coffee

Shantawene Anaerobic is quite versatile to brew. Enjoy it on filter (v60, aeropress, Chemex, and other filter methods) or espresso, black or with milk/alt-milk.


Firstly, the cherries are immersed in water tanks and the low-density floating cherries are removed. Then, these cherries are sealed in an airtight fermentation tank. The Tanks are constantly monitored for 7 days to ensure no oxygen seeps through. The tank is placed in a rotating water bath to maintain a constant temperature between 15 - 18°C. On the seventh day as soon as the desired profile is achieved with the PH level dropping to 3.8 the tanks are opened. 

The second step is the drying process where the quick drying method is used to drop the humidity of cherries to 35% and then the cherries are dried further under the sun for 30 days. Once the cherries have reached 12% humidity they are stored in the warehouse for four week resting period. 



Testi Trading PLC is a family-owned company embedded at the origin to supply the specialty coffee industry with high-quality coffee beans. It was founded by Faysel Abdosh in 2009. They hold a great reputation for supplying quality specialty beans from Ethiopia. 



☠️ Single origin from Ethiopia

☠️ Region: Shantawene, Sidamo

☠️ Grade 1 Arabica coffee beans

☠️ Producer: Faysel Abdosh, Testi Coffee

☠️ Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

☠️ Process: Anaerobic Natural

☠️ Cup Score: 89.50

☠️ Tasting notes:

  • Rose
  • Blackcurrant
  • Mango
  • Raspberry
  • Brown Sugar

☠️ Brew: Filter/Espresso

☠️ Altitude: 2100 masl

☠️ Harvest: February 2022

☠️ Imported by: Pirates of Coffee

☠️ Roast: Light/Medium

☠️ Whole bean