Ethiopia Gedeb Gotiti Grade Zero Washed – 28154 – 30.0 kg Box/Vacuum Pack – SPOT SHANGHAI

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About this coffee

Grower

763 producers organized around Banko Gotiti processing station

Altitude

1950 – 2100 masl

Variety

Indigenous landraces and cultivars

Soil

Vertisol

Region

Banko Gotiti kebele, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia

Process

Fully washed and dried on raised beds, and milled to zero defects

Harvest

October – January

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

A Royal Coffee exclusive, we’re so proud to offer a new category of washed Ethiopian coffee: Grade Zero. First launched in 2021, after several years of trial and error, “Grade Zero” is a custom dry-milling specification born from a collaboration between Royal Coffee and Banko Gotiti’s milling and exporting partner, BNT Industry & Trading PLC.

The concept of the Grade Zero initiative is to design a near-perfect rendition of top micro-lots from southern Ethiopia, presenting a better-than-Grade-1 result, hence the Grade “Zero”. Once dried and rested, the parchment coffee is treated to extra sorting steps at the dry mill, including additional passes through the optical sorting machine and slower, more meticulous hand-sorting by the mill’s highly skilled team. These extra steps produce an exceptionally clean coffee.

Royal started this program with a single washing station in Gedeb, and small volumes—only about 100 bags. These experimental microlots from a few years ago have grown into a steady, annual grade that we pay a premium for, and whose audience is rapidly growing.

This lot is a full container of 30 kg vacuum-packed boxes.

The Banko Gotiti washing station is an independent processing site named after the kebele, or municipality, in which it is found. The Banko Gotiti area is part of the Gedeb district located in Gedeo zone. Gedeo itself, though a large and complex producing region for coffee, is often commercially referred to as “Yirgacheffe,” after the Yirga Chefe district whose famed coffee terroir brought notoriety to the entire zone. The Banko Gotiti station was originally constructed in 2010. and employs a processing staff of about 300 during harvest months. In addition to traditional fully washed coffees, the station also produces sun-dried naturals.