We're chuffed to introduce you to our first Reserve coffee for 2022, Wush Wush. An insanely rare and high-quality variety of coffee known for its floral and fruity cup qualities - In the words of our production team, "it's a real banger".
This is the 4th time we've released a Wush Wush and if you were lucky enough to get your hands on some before, we're sure you'll be nodding along and agreeing that this coffee variety is definitely something special and something different.
Producer: Agemiro Hernandes
Region: Tolima, Colombia
Variety: Wush Wush
Roasting Profile: Filter, Pour Over, Aeropress, French Press
This Wush Wush was produced by Argemiro Hernandez, on his farm La Esperanza, located in the Conbeima Canyon, in the department of Tolima, Colombia. This micro-lot was prepared using a unique processing method; it was fermented as whole cherries in Grain Pro bags for 24 hours.
Following this, the cherry pulp was removed, and the coffee was submerged in it's fruit mucilage for an additional 48 hours of fermentation. This has created a hybrid processing method, adding some characteristics of natural processed coffee, with the clean refreshing qualities you get from a washed process.
Argemiro dried the coffee for 8-12 hours each day in Grain Pro bags. This technique allowed him to prolong the drying process to last 25 days, this lengthened drying time helps to create clarity in the cup, and a long-lasting sweetness.
Originally from Ethiopia, Wush Wush is a low-yield, rare variety that has become popular in specialty coffee. Wushwush is a smaller area in southwest Ethiopia, known for its fertile highlands, vibrant tea production, and natural coffee forests.
Following the path of Geisha, another famed coffee variety, also hailing from Ethiopia, Wush Wush arrived in South America around 30 years ago. Today, it can be found in Colombia where the altitude and fertile growing conditions support the delicate, and floral cup profiles that come from these rarer, highly sought-after varieties.