Taste Notes - Candied Citrus, Hibiscus, Honeydew
Historically one of the most coveted coffees in all of Western Ethiopia, Nano Challa membership
did such an amazing job with production and processing over the last decade that the tremendous
Premiums they were receiving caused their membership to swell to a level that pushed their
capacity as far as it could go. This year, they opened a new facility called Nano Genii a few miles
away with brand new Penagos equipment along with dozens of drying beds to accommodate
their growing membership. With 630 members between the two washing stations, they're looking
torward to continued growth and success-and are looking forward to even better
coffee this year and beyond.
Part of the larger Agaro region in Jimma, these coffees have always been sought after . At one time the Nano Challa cooperatives coffees were flowing into the marketplace undifferentiated and undervalued. Once USAIDS Technoserve project, which focused on improving African coffee farmers' lives by helping them
get better prices tor their coffee, and established the Nano Challa washing station, farmers lives and the coffee improved and the unique character of the coffee was highlighted. Nano Challa brings an intense, lively sweetness
like candied ginger and a sparkling, champagne-like finish which is a testament to the work put into these
collees during growing, picking, processing, and beyond.