Region: Chelchele, Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 1800 masl
Coffee varieties: Heirloom
Drying: Dried on African beds
Producer: Various smallholders
Cupping notes: Floral, Lemon, Sugar Cane
Cupping score: 87.50
This coffee comes from the Chelchele washing station in the Kebele village. Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.