Ozone Coffee - Ethopia Kercha Sharons
Notes - Blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate
Method - Natural
Region - Bule Hora, Guji, Ethiopia
Variety Process - Ethiopia heirloom, Certo, Wolisho
Sharo is a small washing station which specialises in high quality natural process coffees from the beginning of the season. The Washing Station is privately owned and located in Guji, close to the town of Bule Hora. The Washing Station collects and buys coffee cherries from various smallholders in the area, is invested in the community and works to support the local school. Besides producing stand out coffees, the Sharo Washing Station is also Rainforest Alliance certified.
The farmers delivering cherries are registered and entitled to second payments and premiums, and the Washing Station offers farmer training on composting, pruning and mulching to help increase both crop quality and yield. This is Ozone's first year working with Israel Degfa. Israel’s washing stations are great due to their cold location and high altitude – meaning maturation, fermentation and drying all proceed slowly. Israel is continuing to build on this quality by investing in better systems and protocols, and Ozone excited to be working with him.