|Varietal||Arabica Ethiopian Heirloom|
|Coffee type||Whole bean|
|Taste||Jasmine, green tea, bon pari|
Shakisso is the name of washing station in Shakisso city located in Guji region. They buy and process coffee cherries from neighboring farmers. We bought this coffee from our long time partner and friend Seife Tuuloskorpi.
Our favourite region
Shakisso was first place in Ethiopia we ever visited back in 2011. It is quite remote area in Guji region about 5 hour drive from Yirga Alem. The route is unforgivable experience. You can enjoy the view of typical rural houses and washing stations in beautiful nature, while you changing flat tires. We won prestigious competition best espresso at Nordic Barista Cup 2012 held in Copenhagen. We felt in love with this part of Ethiopia.
Freshly picked and delivered cherries are fermented for approx. 36hours in concrete fermentation tanks. What follows is manual rinsing, which removes the mucilage residues from the beans. Clean beans in parchment are than transported to the raised African beds where they dry for 7-14 days depending on weather.
Shakisso has a classic washed Guji profile - lots of fruit which remind us Skittles, green tea, jasmine and intense floral aromatics.