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This year we have chosen two different coffees from this Specialty coffee cooperative in Ethiopia, the Natural coffee we are telling you about here is mythological. A complex, juicy coffee with an aroma of violets and cherries, moderate acidity and great sweetness, an enveloping and silky body. In the mouth the notes of dried grapes and dried figs remain. A coffee that is a cuddle and will amaze you with its complex but not extreme aspect.

Etiopia Sodu naturale specialty Coffee

Etiopia specialty coffee verona

GCB Score: 87.25 points out of 100

Sensory profile: Complex and juicy

Aroma: Violet, cherry, red grape

Taste&Body: Low acidity, very sweet, silky and enveloping body.

Note: Dried grapes, dried figs, peach

Package weight 250g
Origin Ethiopia
Area Click
Cooperative/Farm Punishment
Microlot Gr. 1
Altitude 2100m
Variety Autochthonous variety
Process Natural
Moisture 10,3%
Density 744g/l



Wolichu Sodu Washing Station was established in 2018 in Uraga, Guji. The region, which was previously considered part of Yirgacheffe, has been delineated as a separate micro-region due to its unique growing conditions that produce a spectacular profile.
The more than 800 farmers who deliver to the station grow the coffee on farms that have an average size of around 2 hectares. They travel between 3 and 5 kilometers to reach Wolichu Sodu and are attracted to this station for the price incentives and credit services for farmers. The farmers also receive training on good agricultural practices and processing techniques and receive adequate agronomic assistance. Hot days and cool nights have always been the dominant factors in the Yirgacheffe area.


Farmers and their families hand pick ripe red cherries and deliver them to Wolichu Sodu washing station. Upon harvest, the cherries are floated to remove waste.

Ripe cherries are spread out in a single layer on raised beds to be dried. The cherry coffee is turned frequently, approximately every 30 minutes, to ensure uniform drying. During drying, the workers inspect the cherries and remove the damaged ones.

After a few days of drying, the cherries are arranged in a slightly thicker layer to slow drying and frequent raking is continued. In total, the cherry takes 8 to 20 days to dry.

How to choose:


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We roast in two different ways, dividing into two main groups, based on the type of extraction:

  • Light: suitable for Filter/Aeropress-type extractions, or for those looking for a coffee with a note of marked acidity and many aromas.
  • Medium: suitable for Espresso/Moka extractions, or for those who want a coffee with a much more intense flavor and a touch of bitterness.
come scegliere il miglior caffè in base alla tostatura


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There are dozens of different grinds, it can be said that each machine or equipment needs a grind ad hoc.

With us you can choose to buy ground coffee for Moka or Filter.

We have tried to summarize them as follows:

  • Ibrik/Cezve:
  • Espresso:
  • Moka:
  • V60 Filter:
  • Chemex:
  • French Press/Infuser:
Le diverse macinature per i migliori specialty coffee


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Il caffè ha una durata limitata quando parliamo di qualità. Anche se in etichetta si può scrivere fino a 24 mesi, in genere il caffè di alta qualità, in pochi mesi ha perso la maggiorparte del sapore e dell'aroma. Consigliamo di berlo tra i 7 giorni e i 60 giorni dopo la data di tostatura (a patto che il sacchetto non sia mai stato aperto). Quando il sacchetto viene aperto, la qualità del caffè deteriora rapidamente sempre e in pochi giorni si perdono aromi e sapore. Purtroppo non sempre viene scritta la data di tostatura, sopratutto dalle aziende più grandi. Sui nostri pacchetti la trovi chiaramente scritta sul retro.

P.S. i nostri sachetti sono tutti confezionati con sotto vuoto e aggunta di Azoto, che prolunga la durata potenziale del prodotto.

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Espresso requires some precision rules:

  • Quality coffee
  • Roasting within 30 days
  • Fine Grind
  • Water temperature around 90-92°
  • A single serving of 8-9g (double of 15-17g)
  • Extraction time approximately 25 seconds

The use of quality espresso machines (range from €600 upwards) can ensure a better result.
Machines that also have a coffee grinder to grind "fresh" coffee are preferable

Macchina espresso specialty coffee


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The Moka requires a little attention:

  • Use filtered or bottled water (NO TAP)
  • Roasting within 30 days
  • Medium-fine grinding
  • Fill the boiler with water without going over the valve
  • Put the ground coffee into the filter without pressing or making ontagnettes, simply level it at the edge
  • Put on medium heat
  • Wait for the liquid to rise through the chimney pot, without letting it bubble (TURN OFF AS SOON AS THE FLOW OF COFFEE STARTS TO GO FAST AND COLORLESS)
  • Mix before serve

The Moka must only be washed with water and any neutral detergents (taking care to rinse thoroughly with water), never in the dishwasher or with abrasive sponges.

Moka specialty coffee


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Filter or Chemex coffee requires precision in timing and in weights, some advice:

  • Quality coffee
  • Roasting within 20 days
  • Medium grind (medium coarse for Chemex)
  • Filtered or bottle
  • Water temperature around 90-94° depending on the coffee used (generally washed at higher temperatures)
  • About 15g of ground coffee for every 250g of water (chemex at least 30g per 500g of water)
  • Pre-infuse 30-40 seconds pouring in hot water for double the weight of coffee used
  • Pour the water in two or three steps at will with a rotational direction being careful not to create too much turbulence
  • Contact/percolation time approximately 3 minutes (4-5 for Chemex)

A light toast is generally recommended for filter systems

Caffè filtro e chemex specialty coffee


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The Aeropress requires some precision rules:

  • Quality coffee
  • Roast within 20 days
  • Medium grind (or as preferred)
  • Use filtered or bottled water
  • Water temperature approximately 85-90°
  • A dose of approximately 17g per 200-220g of water
  • Pour water for pre-infusion for 30-40 seconds
  • Mix with the appropriate spoon
  • Then pour the remaining water and close the cap
  • Turn the aeropress upside down and press firmly but constantly until extraction is complete
  • Total contact/infusion time of 2-3 minutes
Aeropress best specialty coffee


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There are dozens of different systems for extracting coffee, we have summarized the main ones here but if you need to know how to do the others not on the list, contact us

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