Flavor Profile Key lime, concord grape, blueberry, fudge
1700 – 2000 masl
Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Mekonisa kebele, Wenago District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
October - December
This coffee is produced by Zelelu Ararso and processed as a separate lot at the Addis Katema Cooperative where Zelelu Ararso is a member. The Addis Katema Cooperative is located in the district of Wenago in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. Zelelu Ararso is part of the single producer project developed jointly between the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) and Royal Coffee. The project was initiated in 2012 with a handful of ‘Model’ producers from cooperatives organized under the YCFCU umbrella who have been willing to work with a rigorous set of processing standards, regular farm visits from the Royal team, and higher cup qualifications. In exchange, producers earn higher quality premiums based on the sale of their individual lots. The popularity of the single producer project has led to increased participation and an opportunity to showcase more coffee from the growing numbers of small and talented producers who continue to work in the cooperative system.