Ethiopia

Shante Wene

Nectarine · Gardenia · Pine

$21.25

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Met with juicy bright notes of nectarine, Shante Wene perfectly follows with fragrant floral notes of gardenia. Rounded out with crisp pine notes, we love everything about this first-time offering from Ethiopia.

Sweet, delicate, and balanced, we recommend this washed Ethiopian coffee for fans of previous years' Worka Sakaro. You may have seen this coffee spelled in various ways—Shantewene and Shante Wene are other English translations of this spectacular coffee.


Roast Level

  • Coffee Details
    Countries

    Ethiopia

    Regions

    Shante Wene kebele, Sidama Zone

    Cultivars

    Ethiopian Heirloom 

    Years of Purchase

    1st Year

    Process

    Washed

    Elevation

    1900-2100 Meters

    Harvest

    November - January

    Tasting Notes

    Nectarine, Gardenia, Pine

    Brew Method

    Kalita Wave 

    Brew Recipe

    Coffee: 20 grams
    Water: 300 grams
    Brew Time: 3:00 minutes

  • Farmlevel Story

    Farmlevel

    Sidama has one of the most robust cooperative unions in the country, with 53 member cooperatives and a thriving industry of independent washing stations, including Testi Ayla. The Testi Ayla washing station, owned by Testi Coffee PLC and operated by Faysel Yonis, is located in Shanta Wene, a small community in eastern Sidama, close to the Harenna Forest preserve. The 1000 farmers that deliver cherries to Testi Ayla average two hectares each in this area and some of the highest elevations in Sidama. Washed lots at Testi Ayla ferment slowly—36 to 48 hours--due to the low ambient temperatures in the region and the replenishment of cold groundwater throughout the process. Drying takes 10-12 days, and wet parchment is often covered during the searingly-hot afternoon hours to prevent cracking. 

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