Haru Washing Station is owned by Kanketi Coffee Export, a family business run by Tsedenia & Fekadu Abayneh. They own a few more washing stations in Yirgacheffe as well as in Hambela, Guji. Haru is also the name of the town, where they buy cherries from the smallholder farmers who stay in the town’s vicinity.
The varieties in this lot are variants of native Typica hybrids or commonly known as Ethiopia Heirlooms. Most were cultivated & released by Jimma Agricultural Research Centre for their resistance to diseases as well as yield potential.
At the washing station, the cherries are hand-sorted for under & over-ripes before being delivered for fermentation. The coffees are pulped & fermented in water for up to 72 hours. Fermentation times are typically longer at higher altitudes as temperatures are cooler. After the fermentation, the beans are rinsed in clean water for 6-12 hours before finally being moved to the drying tables. Drying usually takes 12-15 tables depending on the weather.
This coffee is a quintessential coffee from Yirgacheffe, with a vibrant yet elegant acidity & delicate mouthfeel. We’re absolutely in love with it & hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!