CUP PROFILE: Vibrant
fruitful and complex; this coffee produces a dynamic cup, combining lively fruit qualities with more delicate floral and/or tea-like flavors
This washed processed lot from Agaro, Ethiopia yields a vibrant cup with a Tea-like mouthfeel; expect lively notes of Lavender, Cherry, and Green Apple.
The Nano Challa Cooperative is located within the Jimma Zone of Ethiopia just outside the town of Agaro. The Cooperative, along with its more 600 producing members, are part of the larger Kata Muduga Cooperative Union, a group who’s mission is to improve the lives of West-African coffee farmers by providing market access and negotiating fair and sustainable prices for green coffee.
Nano Challa has reached somewhat of “celebrity status” within the specialty coffee community due to the extremely high quality lots that the mill and its members have produced over the past handful of harvests, however you would have been hard pressed to find many people familiar with Nano Challa as little as 10 years ago.
Historically mill’s in this area were known for producing low-grade natural processed coffees, the majority of which were being sold in the commodity marketplace.
In 2010, under the guidance of Kata Muduga, the and Challa Cooperative made significant investments in equipment and began implementing the washed process. Other mills in the area followed suit, forever changing the reputation of this region and its producers for the better.