Bale Mountain Farm is a relatively new estate in the Bale Mountain National Park, part of the woreda of Nensebo. The plantation was created only recently, in 2012, with the seeding of the first coffee plants, and has finally reached full production during the last two years.
Currently, the plantation, located at an altitude of about 1800m above sea level, has only 70 hectares of cultivated land and produces coffee with very distinctive aromatic traits and a particular focus on the quality of the product, concentrating on the preparation with the dry process (natural).
This apparently simple process requires that the cherries, harvested strictly by hand, are placed on raised beds to ferment. They stay there until the residual moisture reaches the desired value, typically between 10 and 12%. The cherries must, however, be placed in very thin layers, ideally composed of single cherries, as well as turned several times a day to expose all sides of the same to the sun and obtain a homogeneous fermentation process.
Finally, it is necessary to cover the cherries with plastic clothes during the hottest hours of the day and during the night, to prevent inconsistent drying or accumulation of moisture that may cause unwanted fermentations or, worst, molds formation. Once fermentation is complete, the now dried skins and the parchments are mechanically removed to obtain the green coffee beans, which are packaged in GrainPro bags, which are in turn stored in jute bags.
In the cup, this coffee presents fruity notes of papaya, passion fruit, strawberry, lime and black tea with floral notes. It is a light and delicate coffee, very clean and pleasant with remarkable sweetness in the cup. Ideal for filter extractions with the dedicated light roast, it is also available roasted medium for espresso.
Nensebo, Bale Mountain
Bale Mountain Farm
1700 - 1900
Two profiles available: Medium, for espresso & moka pot Light, for filter
Papaya, passion fruit, strawberry, lime, black tea