For our Bright & Aromatic offering we rotate your coffee destination every three months to ensure you receive the freshest crops from the tastiest microlots. You will generally receive coffees from East Africa. The Great Rift Valley has the perfect terroir and varietals to produce complex coffees, with nuanced flavours, bright acidity and clean body. Often the flavour profiles are fruity, floral and tropical.
Our current Bright & Aromatic coffee comes from the Genji Challa washing station, located in the town of Jimma ,Western Ethiopia. It has bright citrusy acidity, with a juicy peach and grapefruit like body.
The co-ops success and growth originated from Nano Challa becoming part of the Technoserve Coffee Initiative in Jimma, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Technoserve provides technical assistance and training to producer groups, coordinating agronomists and business advisors to help improve coffee quality, manage debt, manage the fair distribution of funds to each member and reinvestment. The impact of the initiative has been huge as it has allowed Nano Challa to build washing stations allowing it to transition from only producing naturally processed coffees to also producing washed coffees. This, in turn, has allowed the members to access new markets and reach new levels of quality.
We recommend you endeavor to receive your coffee as beans, as it will aid your coffee in staying fresher for longer and will keep those flavours and aromas that make that coffee distinct and vibrant locked in. If this isn’t possible we can grind your beans to suit your filter brew method. Your coffee subscription will be accompanied by a detailed leaflet outlining tasting notes, historical backdrops, environmental landscapes and inspiring and innovative stories of the coffees journey from the farm to your brew at home.