Arsi Mewa G1 Organic

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Nensebo West Arsi

Community Name

Arsi Refisa Ibrahim

Processing Method

Arrival Date

January 2023

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

87 – Blood orange, raspberry, rum punch, stewed strawberry, tea rose, vanillin


1870 – 2200 MASL



Fresh Filter

Freshest Arrivals <3 Months


Organic Certified


In the heart of Nensebo woreda, Refisa washing station purchases from a total of 593 farmers delivering red cherry from Refisa, Roricho, Bulga and Riripa villages. Located in Oromia, about 400km south of Addis Ababa, Nensebo woreda is home to a collection of smallholder farmers spanning 5,000 hectares of coffee at extraordinarily high elevations up to 2200 masl. The average farm size in Nensebo is two hectares and contains a mix of local coffee varieties, including wild varietals originating from the neighboring forests. Nensebo is a new coffee growing area, categorized as Sidama D on the ECX coffee map.

The story of the washing station’s owner, Tariku Kare, is one of the success that sometimes follows when hard work and perseverance collide with opportunity. Tariku was born in Bombe and, at 15 years old, began working as a cherry sorter for a local cooperative. He worked his way up—first receiving a promotion to wash coffee in the channels, and then when a man from Awassa opened a washing station in Nansebo, Tariku was tapped to manage. Market disruptions led that owner to bankruptcy, so Tariku and 17 other workers at the washing station formed a company and took it over—with Tariku managing. Later, he opened a new washing station by himself—this one, in Arsi—to supply coffee to the international market. Once the mill in Nansebo was stabilized and had enough producers contributing cherry reliably, Tariku returned to his hometown of Bombe and built a washing station there. At his sites, Tariku pays a premium over local prices for ripe red cherry and works hard to incentivize farmers to deliver cherry to his washing stations each year.