Cupping notes: bergamot, black tea, apple cider
Producer: small holders
Region: Bensa, Guji, Sidamo
Altitude: 1950 - 2150m
Recommended: Pour Over, French Press, Aeropress, Cold drip
The village of Shantawena (Shantawene) is about 266 km south of Addis Abeba, the capital of Ethiopia, and about 10 km from Daye, the largest city in Bensa, Guji region.
Surrounded by a primeval forest that is said to be around 200 years old, coffee is grown in this deep primeval forest as a natural shade cultivation. This natural shade cultivation in this jungle takes care of the soil, and the soil produces a rich harvest.
The Ethiopian government pays great attention to these primeval forests and the Ministry of Agriculture has dispatched experts to help coffee farmers maintain this diverse ecosystem in order to promote sustainable development and the coexistence of the coffee industry. Everyone is aware that coffee production is closely linked to the Ethiopian nature.
The coffee grown in this area has nothing to do with that of the conventional coffee industry that uses pesticides and as like, and has received all of the global certifications such as Organic JAS, UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance.