Saona's original name in Ethiopia is the Salaqo Nafasa, the Salaqo is the valley, the Nafasa is the wind, together is the meaning of the valley of wind.
The location of Saona is one of the most unique areas in Yirgacheffe. In ECX's production area, the section (Kochere) belongs to an independent production area. From the capital, it took eight hours of long and bumpy drive arrived at 1,850 m of Yirgacheffe town. From there, it's another 50 kilometers south to Saono that goes between 1,900-2,000 m.
This coffee is super clean & transparent. You'll get the classic jasmine floral qualities that often find in Yirgacheffe washed coffee, but the transparency is way up to the next level with delightful honey sweetness and a hint of earl grey finish. This coffee scores a whopping 95 points in Coffee Review, definitely a must try for all Ethiopian coffee lovers.