Bensa Ethiopia

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Bensa Sidama Ethiopia

Farm: Qonqana
Region: bensa, sidama
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivers
Process: Wet Process (Washed)
Altitude: 2000+ meters

Pear, peach gummy, caramelized brown sugar


Ethiopia bensa


Flavor Profile 

This seasonal coffee really blew me away with the first hot sip. I usually dread the first sip of coffee, as it tends to be bitter or still settling as it cools. However first sip on this coffee blew me away with intense sparkling wine pear and peach gummy flavors. An odd combination, but the best that I could describe such a candied sweetness with fruit. Back end finishes off strong with caramelized brown sugars evening out the profile of the cup. All in all, an incredible experience on pour over.


Farm Info

Qonqana is one of a handful of coffee stations run by the Daye Bensa group in Sidama’s mountainous Bensa highland growing region, near the town of Shantawene. Unlike their other coffee processing sites (Shantawene, Mirado, Bombe, etc), Qonqana station is outfitted with a Penagos water conserving depulper, which strips away most of the fruit from the seed using very little water. This means they can forgo the fermentation stage to remove the final mucilage layer, instead, soaking overnight in clean water and agitating away what little fruit is left the following morning. e.


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We’re extremely grateful for your support, and hope you’ll enjoy this light roast coffee as much as we do! While this coffee is to die for, we know you’ll love our other coffees too. Check out our light roast to get more delicious, flavorful coffee and continue supporting us.

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Additional information

Step 1: Size?

12 Ounce, 5 Pounds, 6 Ounce Sample

Step 2: Type?

Ground For Cold Brew, Ground For French Press, Ground For Home Brewer, Ground For Pour Over, Whole Bean (Recommended)


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