Ginbo District, Keffa Zone
|Washing Station / Elevation
Dinkalem Ademe, 1912 masl
Approximately 2500 farmers bring their coffee cherries to Mr. Ademe's washing station, which is located in the Keffa Zone. Known to be the origin of the coffee legend featuring Kaldi the goatherd, Keffa is considered by many to be the birthplace of coffee. In fact, this region in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia is where our favorite beverage gets its name.
Coffee brought to the Wush Wush washing station is first screened for quality, then sorted by hand. The selected cherries are pulped and fermented in the shade for 8 hours before being washed with a demucilager (using water from the nearby Agama River). Finally, the beans are soaked for 24 hours, and then dried on raised beds. While drying, the coffee is stirred and sorted by hand with great care, searching out any imperfections. The final result is an exquisite coffee that delivers the famed florals and sweet fruit of a classic washed Ethiopia with an emphasis on stone fruit sweetness.
Coffee Review, November 2020
Overall Score: 95
"An elegant, silky, deeply aromatic Ethiopia coffee of the rare Wush Wush variety — would make a great gift for any lover of coffee esoterica."