African Heirloom Varietals - Wush Wush
Our first ever Wush Wush offering grown in the lush volcanic highlands of Valle Del Cauca, Colombia. This unique cultivar is much like Geisha showcasing exotic floral notes and exciting fruit tones with a deeper more resonant body - plush, juicy and full. Wush Wush is a rare and extremely low-yield cultivar of Arabica that finds its botanical origins in the heart of Africa; Ethiopia. It has been cultivated in the Americas for around thirty years however due to its low yields are often very difficult to find.
Colombia: El Fenix Farms Dragonfly Lot: Wush Wush 12oz WHOLE BEAN
Origin: Colombia, Calarcá, Quindío (Valle Del Cauca)
Cultivar: Wush Wush
Process: Washed & Sun Dried
Sweetly tart, high-toned. Black cherry, amber, lemon verbena, hint of wine barrel, cocoa nib in aroma and cup. Juicy-bright structure with vibrant acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Fruit-toned, sweetly and gently fermenty finish.
Elegantly spice-toned, floral. Bergamot, lilac, pink peppercorn, caramel, plum in aroma and cup. Delicately sweet-savory structure with lively, juicy acidity; very syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Finish consolidates to notes of caramel and plum.
About El Fenix:
Region: Calarcá, Quindío
Altitude: 1680 - 1800 MASL
Varieties Grown: Tabi, Gesha, Wush Wush, Moka, Pink Bourbon, Caturra
El Fenix is an organic rare-variety coffee forest and post-harvest lab. A space for experimenting and gathering data first-hand on new practical farming. Techniques, adaptation to organic production, and selective breeding programs. To host farm management and cupping courses for producers and roasters, and to gain roasters’ attention.
El Fénix farm is located in the eastern municipality of Quindío, Colombia in Calarcá. It faces west toward the Cauca Valley and the central mountain range. The farm has ideal climate conditions with a strong sun reflection off the valley and an average rainfall of 2,275mm a year, in addition to natural spring falls which provide water for the farm’s needs.
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