Ethiopia Shantawene Buncho
Region: Shantawene, Sidama
Altitude: 1920-2020 Meters
Variety: JARC 74158
Profile: Blackberry, Honey, Fruit Gummies
Shantawene Buncho comes to us from Daye Bensa, an operation in Ethiopia who we’ve long admired for the quality of their coffee.
Daye Bensa is consistently performing incredibly well at the Cup Of Excellence in Ethiopia, and this year they placed 2nd! It’s should be no surprise that this coffee from Shantawene Buncho is a single variety lot. Single variety separations are not common in Ethiopia, but Daye Bensa isn’t in the business of common coffees. 74158 is a variety developed by the Jimma Argricultural Research Centre (JARC) for resistance to disease and high yield.
Daye Bensa naturals this year are some of the best we’ve cupped, and that 100% includes this sun-dried natural. Buncho draws a balance between fruitiness, sweetness, and delicacy, this one reminds us why Natural Ethiopian coffees are staples for specialty coffee roasters