About these Beans
Please welcome HADESO. Named after the local village and pronounced “Had-ess-o”, this privately owned washing station is located in the Shakisso ‘woreda’ (administrative district) in Ethiopia’s renowned coffee region, Sidamo.
Hadeso produces exceptional washed and natural processed lots. Coffee is delivered daily to the washing station by around 850 small local coffee growers. The majority of these families farm organically on tiny plots of land, which average just 2–5 hectares in size. Coffee is their main cash crop and grows alongside food crops of corn, grain and bananas, under the shade of native Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees. The average elevation of the farms in this region is very high – around 1,900–2,050m above sea level – and this, combined with the region’s cool temperatures, is ideal for the slow ripening of coffee cherries, leading to denser beans and a sweeter, more complex cup profile.
This washed coffee from HADESO tastes like Mandarin, Bergamot and Honeysuckle.
About the Roaster – Wood & Co Melbourne (Brunswick)
Aaron Wood has been roasting and sourcing coffee for 10 plus years, Starting out in New Zealand, he moved to Melbourne in 2011 and worked for the best roasteries in Melbourne before founding the well respected and loved Wood and Co Coffee.
Aaron keeps company with Janna Royse and Rhys Durose. As a team, the three are fast earning a name as one of the best roasters in Australia—their coffee is featured on countless menus throughout Melbourne and up the country’s east coast. With always-tasty offerings, Wood and Co. conduct business in a familial, low-key way without ever sacrificing quality. Sourcing from the best farms in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras and also the best washing stations in Kenya and Ethiopia. These three travel regularly to look after their tight-knit community of producers and suppliers. This kind of connectedness is reflected in through their loyal wholesale partners and public following.
What is special about these beans?
- Wood & Co signature house blend
- Ethical, sustainable & traceable