Ethiopia Raro Nansebo Natural


Raro Nansebo is our final natural Ethiopia of the the 2022 harvest, and despite a temporary change in name and some specific details, the Raro Nansebo Washing Station and Sookoo Coffee have been mainstays at Huck for the past 3 years. 

Over the past several years, Sookoo Coffee has gained well-earned notoriety for producing some of Ethiopia's best naturals. Sookoo means gold in the Guji region's Afaan Oromo language, and Sookoo Coffee focuses exclusively on naturals in the Guji region - no washed coffees, just coffee dried in its fruit. And that focus pays off.

Raro Nansebo is Sookoo's second station, and we've been roasting its coffee since the 2019-2020 harvest. After making a name for themselves with the Odo Shakisso station a bit further west in Guji, Sookoo expanded into the Guji Uraga area, building the Raro Nensebo station and working with smallholder farmers in the surrounding area. Last year, we roasted a Raro Nansebo lot specifically from Doodissi community, and named it accordingly, but in a small harvest where those smaller separations didn't make sense, we're happily back to a coffee from the full group of farmers who deliver to Raro Nansebo.

Big fruit is the big draw in most naturals, and the florality we love in washed Ethiopias often gets masked by the berries. In the best cases though - which seems to be the norm for Raro Nansebo - floral aromatics get to join the fruit punch. This year we're tasting tropical fruit, lavender-like florals, a touch of almond or amaretto, and of course, mixed berries.

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Pictured: Ture Waji at Raro Nansebo Station, courtesy Atlantic Specialty Coffee

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