ILSE Ethiopia Hamasho
We are VERY excited to be partnering w/ ILSE to bring you this very beautiful & clean lot from the producers of Hamasho. We believe that this coffee is a shining example of balance and brightness, with notes watermelon, jasmine, and limeade. Now available both online + on the retail shelf
The producers of Hamasho live high in the beautiful Bombe mountains and have an out-grower relationship with ILSE’s Ethiopian partner, Daye Bensa. 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 Washed Hamasho is traditionally wet fermented for between 36 and 72 hours, and then dried on African beds for about 9 to 12 days, until the coffee reaches approximately 10% moisture.
Daye Bensa is no stranger to quality. In 2020, they won 7th place in the COE with their Assefa Dukamo Natural, grown on their farm, Gatta. And in 2021, they received 8th place in the COE, with one of their Washed Hamasho lots! This is ILSE’s first year working with Daye Bensa, and we are extremely excited to develop this relationship!