March 2023 Magic Seeds
We are super excited to introduce you to this month's Magic Seeds from the Wate Musuka washing station the Guji Zone of Ethiopia. This is a coffee we featured in the past and are excited to welcome it back.The Wate Musuka Washing Station is a very new mill, established in 2019, by Tesfaye Bekele and Genet Shibiru, previously known for their other well respected mill, Suke Quto. This mill is located in the Uraga district, part of the Guji zone, near the towns of Solamo, Kofole, and Hambala. It was built to support the increasing coffee production along the Guji/Yirgachefe boarder, as a result of climate change. While the landscape is that of a typical Ethiopian highland, many of the producers in the region are new to coffee. Tesfaye and his team are using this as an opportunity to begin with a foundation of education on proper farming practices and a focus on sustainability.
Wate Musuka is sweet and bright with citrus and floral notes being the primary flavors throughout the experience. These light and vibrant flavors are supported by a buttery note, reminding us of fresh shortbread. The citrus notes have a sparkling acidity like found in lemon zest and mandarin oranges. Floral notes range from clean white magnolia to the slight pepperiness of lavender - a perfect balance to the shortbread. Cooling, the cup rounds out, picking up a more tropical sweetness, similar pineapple candy and Juicy Fruit gum.
We hope that you have loved this month's Magic Seeds and look forward to sharing another exceptional experience with you next month.
Past Magic Seeds