|Altitude||1900 -2000 Masl|
|Varietal||Bourbon, Typica, Heirloom|
|Farmers||650-750 small producers|
Aroresa (pronounced “A-ro-ress-a”) originates from Ethiopia’s renowned coffee region, Sidamo, in the south-east of the country. It is named after the ‘woreda’ (administrative district) of Aroresa. The washing station is privately owned by Wochesa Achiso, who works collaboratively with Testi Coffee, a family-owned exporting company, who help manage quality control at the washing station and support Mr Achiso in marketing and selling his coffees. Aroresa produces both washed and natural coffees.
The washing station sits at 1,856m above sea level, in the steep foothills of the Bale Mountain Range. Coffee is delivered daily to Aroresa by between 650-750 local coffee growers. The majority of these families farm organically on tiny plots of land, which average just 2–5 hectares in size. The average elevation of the farms in this region is very high – around 1,900–2,000m above sea level – and this, combined region’s cool is ideal for the slow ripening of coffee cherries, leading to denser beans and a sweeter, more complex cup profile.