Ethiopia Hamasho Natural
Archetype has a great love for natural process Ethiopian coffees. Especially from the Bensa, Sidama area. These coffees are always super clean, and lean toward tropical fruit and florals, as opposed to the jammy, berry notes you get in a lot of Ethi nats. This gorgeous Hamasho natural is everything great about Bensa, Sidama. Big, tropical fruit punch, with dried strawberry, and rose hips. Super clean and fruity!
We’re so excited to finally have this profile back in the lineup, so check it out!!
Producer Information: Hamasho Washing Station, Daye Bensa, 1500 growers
REGION: Bends, Sidama
ALTITUDE (MASL): 2300+ MASL
PROCESS: Sun-dried Natural, dried on Raised Beds
Varietal: Ethiopia Landraces
Adventure - Pointed & Punchy
Tropical Fruit Punch, Dried Strawberry, Rose Hips
Some notes from the Importer(Coffee Quest):
"The producers of Hamasho live high in the beautiful Bombe mountains and have an out-grower relationship with our Ethiopian partner, Daye Bensa. The out-grower group consists of about 1,500 farmers in various parts of the mountain range and these producers deliver their coffee to Daye Bensa’s Hamasho Washing Station.
Due to the staggering elevations of up to 2,300+ meters, the beans are very dense, with heavy concentrations of the smaller screen sizes (the majority of the coffee screen sizes at 13-14).
The Hamasho Natural is made from well selected, ripe cherry. The cherries are floated upon reception to remove over-ripe and under-ripe beans and then dried on African beds for between 14 and 18 days. The cherries are locally hulled into unsorted beans, and then transported to Addis for final sorting at Daye Bensa’s own dry-mill.
Daye Bensa works with various communities of out-growers from whom they receive cherries and work with multiple washing stations in the Bensa, Sidama area, including some of which they own. In addition to Hamasho, over the past 5 years, our counterparts in Europe have worked with some of their other washing stations, notably: Shantawene, Keramo, Arbegona, and Bombe. Fun Fact: the producers who deliver cherry to the Hamasho Washing Station are actually neighbors to the farmers who deliver to the Keramo Station. As such, we have also seen quite interesting profiles out of Keramo as well!
We start talking to our exporting partners sometimes way earlier than pre-harvest. As we do our best to look for underexplored/newer regions, during this call a few years ago, we asked Daye Bensa if they could send us a type sample pack from some of their newer washing stations. When the sample pack arrived, the Hamasho lots stood out above the rest! We have been buying these lots ever since, as well as other lots from various Washing Stations under the Daye Bensa umbrella.
Daye Bensa is no stranger to quality and has learned how to produce high quality coffees: in 2020, they won 7th place in the COE, in 2021 8th place and in 2022, 2nd place!”