12.00 € – 70.00 €
Country / Ethiopia
Region / Guji
Producer / Negusse Debela
Process / washed
Variety / JARC Selections & Indigenous
Altitude / 1900 -2280m
Black Tea & Elderflower notes
Roasted for filter
Raro Boda has a soft citrus acidity balanced with a great sweetness similar to a high quality black tea. Its has a juicy mouthfeel, deep structure and preserved strawberry like finish. Notes of elderflower come through in the cup but not overwhelmingly floral.
The Washing Station
The Raro Boda washing station is owned and operated by Negusse Debela. His company SNAP took over management of the Raro Boda washing station just this harvest and this was the first year SNAP produced their own coffee in the district, or woreda of Uraga. This area is known for Garden style of coffee farming with many small lot holders in the Raro Boda kebele. The coffee trees are a mixture of heirloom varieties as well as the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) chosen varieties 74110 and 74112, well know for their great cup quality.
The high consistent elevations of Uraga, usually between 2,000 and 2,300 meters above sea level, mean an almost unparalleled potential for quality in the country. Negusse was given the opportunity to invest, renovate and manage a washing station located in the Raro Boda kebele, or community, at the peak of Uraga around 2,450 meters high. At this altitude above the coffee farms there is a consistently cool temperature which allows the washed lots to dry from 10 up to 14 days, giving it a clean, clear and stable cup quality.
In early 2019, SNAP finished the final touches on their own export dry mill, giving them full control of their product and quality. This gives Negusse Debela the ability to control the selection of cherry, processing of the coffee and the dry milling and sorting.
The Raro Boda washing station this year won 2nd place for their Natural lot in the AFCA Taste of Harvest – Ethiopian Natural competition. It was awarded a 90.13 point score!!