Sagebrush Unroasted

Ethiopia Shantawene Village Gold Label | Green Coffee Beans


Recommended Roast Level:

Medium (City Plus)

Tasting Notes:

Many of the fruity and floral qualities we love in Ethiopian coffees were discovered in this delicious bean. This coffee produces a light and delicate cup. Not one for someone that says they love bold and dark coffees. The first sips show up floral and smooth like a fresh jasmine pearl tea, but then we pick up a delicious fruited undertone almost like a sweet melon in the finish. It is quite good and perfect for a pour-over.

Shantawene Village Coffee Production:

This coffee comes from a privately owned farm and processing site in Shantawene Village, tucked away in the Bombe mountains of Ethiopia's Sidama growing region. Along with coffee from their own estate called "Daye Bensa", they are buying and processing coffee from local farmers from different growing areas nearby.  This lot is a mix of coffees harvested from outgrowers around Shantawene village. Although the wet mill is certified organic, we did not bring this coffee in as such this year. Being certified means that they register every small farmer who they buy from and certify that organic agricultural practices are being employed at the farm level (they also hold Rain Forest Alliance and UTZ certification). The farm and outgrowers are growing Ethiopian heirlooms and altitude ranges from just under 2000 meters to 2100 meters above sea level.


Roast Level: Medium (City Plus)
Processing: Washed (Wet Process)
Region: Africa
Flavor Notes: Jasmine Tea, Floral, Melon
Body: Complex, Juicy
Classification: Gold Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Pour Over, Chemex, French Press
Country Region: Sidama
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Shantawene Village
Producer: Small Specialty Farmers
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars
Altitude: 2000-2100m