Bonita Springs Estate is owned and operated by the Miro and Olmedo families. Together, the two families have owned the estate since 1930. In 2017, the families made the decision to focus on specialty processing and invest in their own wet mill to add value at the farm level. The high-quality specialty coffees that they now produce are exported to international buyers.
Another way they’re focusing on specialty coffee is by growing unique varieties, like the Wush Wush in this lot.
Wush Wush is a local landrace variety first found in the area of Wushwush in southwest Ethiopia. The Wushwush area features fertile highlands where the high altitudes and nutrient-rich soil create the perfect conditions for coffee cultivation. After being isolated on a farm in Wushwush, the variety was brought to South America in the 1990s. Today it is most common in Colombia and Panama.
About this coffee
Cupping score: 90.00
Farm: Bonita Springs
Producer: Olmedo Family
Altitude: 1250 MASL
Originally found in Ethiopia, Wush Wush is a low-yield, rare variety that has become popular in specialty coffee over the past few years. Compared to Geisha and other famous rare varieties, Wush Wush has a unique cup profile that can stun and surprise even experienced cuppers.
Natural - winey
This coffee in this lot was processing using traditional Natural processing techniques. They call the processing method he used ‘winey’ process.