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30,00 лв.Цена

Регион – Ethiopia, Sidama, Arbegona

Производител – TESTI COFFEE, Yaye Washing Station

Сорт – Heirloom


Надморска височина – 11995-2230m

Реколта - 2023

Cupping Score – 89,25






Processing details - Natural 

1. Presorting 
Before receiving and weighing the coffee presented by small holders, Testi coffee team members carefully select only perfectly ripe cherries and removing the un-ripe cherries, over ripe and as well as numerous foreign material.
2. Floating
Even though the majority of the cherries are matured, some ripe cherries give a false appearance on the outside where they might look bright red. we determine the health by immersing the lot in a floating tank to differentiate the density of the cherries. healthy compact beans needed for specialty grade tends to sink and stay put while the imperfect cherries float.
3. Drying
After the separation, we lay 25kg of quality cherries with a thickness of 5cm onto the dry African bed. where Testi's staff turns over the cherries 5 to 6 time's a day to make sure of an even sun exposure. once the pod reaches an adequate moisture level of 11% to 12% content which can be reached within 15 to 21 days depending on the weather condition. then we relocate the lot to the nearest warehouse for storage.


Yaye Washing Station

Yaye is a privately-owned washing station that is located in the Arbegona woreda(administrative district) in Ethiopia’s Sidama zone. The washing station is found in the kebele (local village) of Chericho, and is one of twenty owned and managed by Testi Coffee, a family-owned company founded by Mr Faysel A. Yonis.

Sitting at 2,230m above sea level, Yaye produces exceptional washed, natural and special preparation lots. Built in 2021, the washing station is one of Testi’s premium sites, meaning it only accepts the highest quality cherry, and farmers receive added payments for those lots. Premium sites are selected for their regional characteristics (Yaye, for example, was built next to the Gelana River), as these can streamline processing and guarantee they only receive cherry from local farmers who grow coffee under exceptionally prodigious conditions.

During harvest, freshly picked coffee cherry is delivered daily by some 300 independent outgrowers from the kebeles surrounding the nearby Tulecha mountain. The majority of the families that contribute to this lot farm organically on tiny plots of land, which average just one hectare in size. Coffee is their main cash crop and grows alongside food crops of corn, grain and bananas, under the shade of native Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees. The average elevation of the farms in this region is very high – around 1,995–2,230m above sea level – and this, combined region’s cool temperatures, is ideal for the slow ripening of coffee cherries, leading to denser beans and a sweeter, more complex cup profile.


Historically, Sidamo refers to a wide geographical region encompassing much of central-south Ethiopia, that is well known for producing exceptional natural and washed coffees. The region is located in Ethiopia’s South East Coffee Zone, and includes renowned coffee-producing localities such as Yirgacheffe, Kochere, West Arsi, Bensa and Guji. Sidamo extends across the states of Oromia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR), two of eleven ethnically-based regional states of Ethiopia. After a 2019 Referendum, some of the territories that fall under the the Sidamo coffee region have separated from the SNNPR and become the autonomous Sidamo regional state.

Coffees that are grown and processed in Sidamo showcase an extremely diverse range of flavour profiles, and are noted for their intensely fruit-forward, tea-like, floral and complex character that is sought after worldwide. It is widely accepted that the coffee species, Arabica, originated in the lush forests of southern forests of Ethiopia and hence growing conditions in this area are perfectly suited for producing exquisite coffees.


Testi Trading PLC is a family-owned company embedded at the origin to supply the specialty coffee industry with high-quality coffee beans. Mr. Faysel together with his family established Testi Trading PLC in 2009. The name ‘Testi’ means joy or Happiness in the Harrari language (it is also the name of Faysel’s middle son).

Testi coffee is focusing on quality and long-term relationships, as well as maximizing the potential of Ethiopian Coffee. Their focus is to work with their supply chain of smallholder farms to improve their livelihoods and living conditions. Testi coffee independently own 3 farms and twenty washing stations in all specialty coffee growing regions.


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