Release #35: Benti Nenka Wet Processed
Thanks to well executed processing at high altitude, this selection offers an incredibly clean taste of the beautiful coffee varieties of the region: a mix of Ethiopian Landraces (a blend of indigenous Ethiopian coffee varieties) and selected varieties brought to the region from the Jimma Agricultural Research Center.
In 2020, we intentionally preserved a small amount of this green (raw) coffee in deep freeze storage so that we could present and celebrate it again today - around 3 years from its original harvest date. As with other stunning coffees from Guji that we've had the pleasure of tasting in the past, this offering from Beni Nenka is remarkably complex, offering a harmonious bouquet of floral and fruit-driven flavors. Intense aromatics of honeysuckle, rose, ripe nectarine, and browning sugars introduce a memorable cup with sumptuous flavors of bergamot, peach, and a candy-like watermelon note as the coffee cools.