Ethiopia Arsosala (Filter Roast)

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Flavour Profile:

Flavour- Jammy blueberry, Floral, Winey
Process Method- Natural Special Prep

Perfect For- Pour Over, Chemex, V60, Drip, Black Cold Brew



Arsosala is a washing station founded in 2015 that currently serves about 1,200 smallholder producers in the Uraga woreda of Guji.

Coffees are picked ripe and depulped the same day, then fermented overnight before being washed clean and dried on raised beds.

It typically takes the coffee 8–15 days to dry under sun and 15–20 days to dry when there are cloudy skies.


Natural Special Prep

With the special prep (what the producers generally call “Premium” in Ethiopia) the cherries are collected from a limited number of small-holder farmers. 

90% of the cherries are perfectly picked, the right red colour. 5% semi red and 5% overripe. 

All of it is processed and stored it separately from the other lots. They generally produce a very small number of bags in this way every year. 

In most instances, cherries used to produce these lots are collected from a day lot (picked in one day). 

Natural coffees in Ethiopia are first sorted for ripeness and quality before being rinsed clean Then they are spread on raised drying beds or tables, where they will be rotated constantly throughout the course of drying. Drying can take an average of 8–25 days, depending on the weather.