Ethiopia- Wolichu Sodu 


Altitude: Guji

Farm/Coop/Station: 2,100 meters

Varietal: Wolichu Sodu washing station 

Processing: JARC varieties , Local Landrace 

Sensory: Hibiscus, Melon, Citrus fruit, Milk Chocolate

SCA Cupping Score: 86.5


Farmers and their families selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to Wolichu Sodu washing station. At intake, cherry is floated to remove underripes.



Ripe cherry is laid in a single layer on raised beds to dry. Parchment is turned frequently – about every 30 minutes – to ensure even drying. As cherry dries, workers inspect drying cherry and remove any damaged cherry.

After a few days of drying, cherry is adjusted into a slightly thicker layer to slow drying and frequent raking continues. In total, it takes 8 to 20 days for cherry to dry.