Yellow Wush Wush is back! This is our second year purchasing this varietal from Finca Monteverde and we're loving how it gets better each year.
Finca Monteverde was inherited by Gildardo Gutiérrez, making the Gutiérrez family now fifth generation of coffee producers. Ten years ago, their three children who are dedicated Q Graders, started focusing on their vision of producing exotic varietals supported by their parents. After years of experimentation with processing they have found methods to unlock unknown flavour from their coffee.
Originating from the Wush Wush village in Ethiopia, the birthplace of Arabica, this rare varietal is known to have strong floral aroma and tropical fruit flavours. The coffee cherries are harvested at their peak ripeness, then sorted and processed using dry aerobic oxidation. Temperature is measured and when the coffee mass reaches 35 degrees it is cooled using spring water. In the 100 hours of aerobic fermentation, the coffee mass is stirred twice daily to homogenize the process. Following processing the coffee is dried out for 29 days in a temperature controlled environment. Drinking it we think of intense passionfruit, chocolate mousse and sweet persimmons.