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Saturday, February 14, 2015

imageAs we count down to the Year of Goat, we celebrate in advance with a new coffee from Ethiopia - Wottona Bultuma. This coffee hails from the Sidama region. Sidama is known for its clean and high quality washed coffee with unique red berry flavours. Due to the different growing conditions, coffee from the Sidama zone can be quite different from each other. This new coffee is from a cooperative called Wottona Bultuma. It is sold and marketed by the Sidama Cooperative Union. They are also responsible for the dry milling, sorting and bagging before export. The coffee cherries are bought in the local surroundings which is more than 2000 metres above sea level. The coop has several collection centers. The cherries are from small family plots of both recently planted trees and improved varietals and traditional old varieties. The variety is called Sidamo type. The coffee from this coop is limited in amounts and thanks to our partners at Nordic Approach, we managed to get hold of a small quantity of this delicious coffee handpicked by them.
This coffee is from acoffee cooperative called Wottona Bultuma. It is sold and marketed by the Sidama Cooperative Union. They are also responsible for the dry milling,sorting and bagging be­fore export. The coffee cherries are bought in the localsurround­ings and are brought in from plots that are more than 2000 meters above sea level. They have several collection centers in the local areas. The cherries are from small family plots of both recently planted trees of improved varietals and traditional old varieties. The variety is called Sidamo type. The coffee from this producer is limited in amount and thanks to our partners at Nordic Approach, we managed to get some of this delicious coffee from Wottona Bultuma.
This coffee comes with complex acidity that tantalizes your palate with layers of red berries, stone fruits and sweet spice. The citric and floral aromatics draws you in to savour this juicy cup. Well-structured in body and elegant in flavours, this coffee will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
  • Cooperative: Wottona Bultuma
  • Zone: Sidama, Ethiopia
  • Altitude: 1900 masl
  • Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom. Improved varietals and native coffee of forest origin transferred to family smallholder plots and gardens. In this case referred to as Sidamo type
  • Processing: Pulped and wet fermented, graded in washing channels, soaked in water and sundried.
  • Drying: Sun dried 10 – 15 days on African drying beds on hessian cloths. Coffees are covered in plastic during midday and at night  

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