This is our first year working with Abana Coffee Estates.We were incredibly excited to partner directly with someone doing great work in Ethiopia.Abana Translates to “our fathers” (Arabic), in which Abana is paying homage to the deep roots, rich heritage and origins of wild arabica coffee that traces to the heart of Ethiopia.They believe that their work to produce the best specialty coffee is as fundamentally important as the positive impact they make in the community.Abana Coffee Estate focuses on sustainable business practices by paying fair wages and respecting all partners.They also implement coffee education to improve quality, focus on the environment by utilizing water efficient machinery and preserving the forest in which they work, and finally through carrying out impactful social programs that benefit the community.
The name Anderacha comes from a river that borders the estate. This river get very large during the rainy season and is a source of life and nutrients for our community and eco-system.The Anderacha lots were uniquely processed and we had utilized cherry fermentation prior to processing which contributed to sweetness, complexity, a body with depth and incredible balance.As we sampled this coffee we noticed right away the bright clear fruit that we noted as resembling blackberry in the acidity, fruity pebbles in its taste as well as watermelon candy.The mouthfeel is incredibly juicy.We’re sure this coffee is going to be one of your favorites of the year, as it is ours.
Region: Gera, Limu
Farm/Mill: Abana Coffee Estate
Process: Natural, dried on raised beds
Variety: Heirloom (Metu Bishari Selections, Gera Selections, and Merdacheriko)