The Bright Roast
Region: West Asri
Flavour Notes: Lemon || Peach || Caramel
This coffee was produced by smallholder producers living in the Refisa, Roricho, Bulga, and Riripa kebeles of the Nensebo woreda of Ethiopia’s West Arsi zone. Ripe cherries were delivered by 742 producers to SNAP’s Refisa washing station, which is operated by Negusse Debela who is also responsible for overseeing SNAP’s two washing stations in Worka Chelbesa.
Local farmers grow locally selected varieties 74110 and 74112, which were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in the 1970s. Cherries are manually harvested before being delivered to the washing station. Washed processing begins with pulping the cherries and placing them into fermentation tanks where they are fermented in water for 48–60 hours. The fermented coffee is then washed, and the parchment coffee is dried on the station’s 200 raised beds for 7–10 days until reaching its ideal humidity.