Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder coffee producers organized around the Chelelektu mill
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Kochere woreda, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1,850 – 2,150 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Hand sorted ripe cherry dried on raised beds. The coffee then undergoes a “Grade 1” preparation at the dry mill before export.
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Chelelektu mill located in the Kochere woreda of the Gedeo zone of Ethiopia. The Gedeo zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area.  The Kochere micro-region has long been known as one of the best origins for southern Ethiopian coffee. The combination of very high altitude and iron-rich, acidic soil creates the ideal growing situation to produce the bright, floral Yirgacheffe profile.