Altitude: 2038 masl
Varieties: Mixed Heirloom
Harvest: November – February
Hunda Oli is a new farmers’ co-operative located in the forests of Agaro, Limu in the Oromia region of western Ethiopia. The co-operative was created to help local small farmers bring their crop to market.
Members selectively pick shade-grown coffees of various local heirloom varieties and deliver them to the co-op’s wet mill.
Before pulping, all over-ripe and immature green cherries are sorted and removed from the group. The ripe red cherries are pulped using a mechanical demucilager, which means there is no need for fermentation.
The coffee is soaked underwater overnight to remove any remaining mucilage. It is washed again in the morning and the staff then sorts it to remove any under-ripes or defective beans.
The drying of the coffee takes place on 1.10m raised tables made of mesh wire. The tables are shade-covered and the coffee is turned every 15 minutes to ensure even drying. Depending on weather conditions, the coffee remains on the drying tables for 7 – 14 days until the target moisture content is reached.
Tasting notes: Candied Fruit, Orange and Blackcurrant
Photos: MTC Group