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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeb Grade 1 Washed

Origin Ethiopia /

Altitude 1700 - 2200 masl /

Crop Year 2018 /

Varietal Mixed Heirloom Varieties /

Product Code 5570

About Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gedeb Grade 1 Washed

Yirgacheffe is a town in central southern Ethiopia, located in the Gedeo Zone. It is also the administrative center of Yirgacheffe woreda (or district), the coffee growing area we are all familiar with. Yirgacheffe is bordered on the south by Kochere, on the west by the Oromia Zone, on the north by Wenago and on the east by Bule. These are all household names for us within the specialty coffee world. Most of the coffee from Yirgacheffe sits at an elevation between 1800 and 2200 meters above sea level and are predominantly grown by small holder farmers. This particular lot is grown at 1900 meters above sea level.

The coffee is grown in fertile, well drained and red brown soil. There are around 800 farmers that are members of the Kochere farmers group. On average each one of the farmers owns about 2 hectares of land that they have planted with coffee trees. The farmers use the Acacia, Podocarpes and Cordial Africana trees to share the coffee trees from the harsh midday sun.

This particular lot was processed as a washed, meaning that the coffee is pulped, fermented and then sun-dried on African beds. At the processing plant there are about 120 raised beds for drying the coffee. This washed lot has the sweetness of strawberry with delicate floral qualities of lavender. It is a very complex cup and truly unique. This is an extraordinary example of what fine washed coffees from Yirgacheffe should taste like.

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