Carrier Roasting Co.

Ethiopia Wanja Kersa

$22

Whole bean coffee

We roast to order on Mondays and Wednesdays and ship the same day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 4pm Eastern Time the day before.

Origin: Ethiopia

Region: Jimma

Locality: Wanja Kersa, Gera

Producers: Mike Mamo and growers from the Wanja Kersa kebele

Washing Station: Atoma CWS

Elevation: 2000 masl

Process: Washed

Varieties: 74112, Ethiopian Landraces

Tasting notes: Melon, caramel, nectarine

Wanja Kersa is another release from our first ever visit to Ethiopia in January 2024. A large portion of the coffee we buy annually comes from Ethiopia, and for years we’ve been working towards building relationships with producers from a distance through our trusted supply chain partners. But until this year we hadn’t yet been able to step foot on the ground, a crucial development for our work in any origin to deepen both our relationships and our understanding of each place’s unique challenges.

This coffee was produced by Mike Mamo, our primary partner in Ethiopia. Mike is a producer and exporter, the owner of two washing stations in the western region of Jimma and a dry mill in the capital Addis Ababa. In addition to producing and exporting his own coffee, Mike facilitates milling and export logistics for other producers. At his washing stations, Telila and Atoma, Mike buys ripe coffee cherries from local farmers, separates them by the kebele that the farm is located in, and manages fermentation and drying to the highest quality standards. Washed, honey, and dry processed coffees are produced at Telila and Atoma. This washed lot from growers in the Wanja Kersa kebele is juicy with a rounded honey-like mouthfeel. We taste melon, caramel, and nectarine.

Transparency

This is our third year buying from Mike Mamo through our importer Osito Coffee. We wrote a forward contract in February 2024 to buy 5 60kg bags of Wanja Kersa Lot 1 for $4.95/lb FOT, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $1.91/lb. We sampled this coffee at origin and scored it 87 points.

Click here for more information on the coffee supply chain.


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