Our Co-Founder & President Bob Fulmer has learned a lot in our nearly 40 year history. One of the lessons he constantly shares with us is to take a step back from the cupping table and experience any given sample as a brewed cup. What you may found lacking or overpowering at the cupping table could be completely different when brewed.

After cupping, a few of us wanted to see how this coffee tasted as a brewed cup. We pulled 40 grams off of the sample roast & re-experienced this coffee as an afternoon Chemex. We found great sweetness and a lots of cocoa in the cup.

Origin Information

Gelgelu Edema
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
October - December
1750 – 2300 meters
Full natural and dried on raised beds

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE 1 ORGANIC NATURAL GELGELU EDEMA GRAINPRO is produced by Gelgelu Edema and processed as a separate lot at the Worka Cooperative where Gelgelu Adema is a member. The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. Gelgelu Edema 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.