GREEN

TASTE

ROAST


Charging with a pretty low gas setting, I made a number of incremental adjustments throughout the roast, pushing coffee into first crack and then backing off as it developed after the crack. The temperatures of both the first crack and end of roast were a little higher than I expected, something to keep in mind as you roast. The 59.53 ColorTrack score still tasted light even next to lighter color roasts, and it’s likely this coffee could easily handle more development than I gave it.

Origin Information

Grower
Konga Cooperative
Variety
Indigenous heirloom
Region
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1,750 – 2,300 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Konga Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia.  The Konga Cooperative currently has 1,556 members.  In 2002, the cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.  There are twenty-six other cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling more than 45,000 members.