The Shantawene coffee mill is found within the small village of the Shantawene and serves around 1500 local growers. It is located in the foothills of the Bombe Mountains and thus higher than many of the mills in the region, pulling from slower-ripening coffee trees (due to high altitude and cooler weather). The soil in the area is very nutrient-dense, and groves of inset (faux banana) intermingle with the coffee trees. This washing station is the result of several years of preparation for Sidama coffee man Assefa Dukamo and his family.
Cupping Notes: Malt dry aroma becoming more intense as a wet aroma. Flavor is orange-berry like and very citrusy, becoming very sweet and clean tasting as the cup cools. Pleasant lingering aftertaste.