This coffee is from a privately owned communal wet mill in Kochere, called Boji where they collect cherries from various smallholders. Boji, also spelled Bojei, is a Gedefa word meaning "cold weather". The kebele is Beji, specific area is Bonde.
The washing station is owned by Israel Degfa. The site managers are Lema G and Meskel. The site is Organic, RFA and UTZ certified, and they use river water for the washing.
Israel Degfa is a young businessman in Ethiopia with a steady focus. He owns thirteen washing stations and a farm, across the South and South West of Ethiopia. In previous years the production at these washing stations has been focused on volume but over the last years Israel has shifted his focus and is working on the quality of processing across his washing stations as a priority. It was this shift in focus that caused Israel to look for different ways to market his coffees, ways that would facilitate and value his new emphasis on quality. It was from this point that we began to work with Israel, visiting his washing stations and learning about his business, we also began to know him through this process. Through this relationship Nordic Approach, our importer, has been able to cup through coffees processed by Israel’s washing stations with him in the lab in Addis and with their team back here in Oslo and share what they value in the cup and the kind of profiles they are looking for. He has also given them a lot of scope to access his coffees and take sample material for assessment, as well as permitting their specific instructions on milling prep for the lots they purchased from him.
Many of Israel's washing stations are great just because of the location and altitude etc, but he is also investing in better systems and protocols in many of them. He has invested in flotations systems for cherries and systematically separates some of the coffees for better performance on site. These coffees are taken better care of by an assigned quality team.
107,46kr pr kg
Medium to light (ideal for filter brewing or very vibrant espresso)
Plum & Almonds
Having spent some time living in Andean Ecuador, only a few hundred kilometers south from where finca Los Idolos is located in Nariño, Colombia in the south western corner of Colombia, I am reminded of the immense variety of geography, climates, ecosystems, and subsequent biodiversity of this area of the world. This coffee from Edgar Meneses at Finca Los Idolos has a plum-like acidity, gentle sweetness, and is well balanced by an almond and creamy yet clear and clean body.
Honey & Rose
That feeling when it’s still a little brisk outside, and you can’t help but sit in the bright sunshine, letting it warm you after the long dark winter. That is what this coffee is — it’s highly anticipated springtime, finally right around the corner. This cup contains honey sticky sweetness and rose; it’s balanced with a hint of refreshing bitters.
Everyone has their favorite. Be it Kvik Lunsj, Firkløver, or Helnøtt, we all have that one particular Norwegian chocolate bar that we gravitate towards. This tasty coffee from Finca Los Pirineos in El Salvador is those of you who can’t get enough Fruktnøtt in your life.
Dried Apricot & Spices
A wintry perfection of dried fruits and cardamom spice. Just what you need to warm up in cozy comfort.
Star Anise & Dark Syrup
Another stunning coffee from the Caballero Collective in Honduras. This coffee has the best of both worlds, with a lot of brightness and a lovely, full, syrupy body.
Milk chocolate & wild berries
Sold out. This gorgeous coffee from Honduras has so much to give.