CUP SCORE 90.50 (scaa cup protocol)
Bergamot, jasmine, hibiscus, lime, honeydew
suggested for espresso and filter
We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1
Several farmers Ethiopia
Gedeo 1900-2000 masl
January 15 November 15
1800 kg GrainPro bag
Lot size Arrived in
Rubens Gardelli drum roaster
Roast profile by Roasted on
THE STORY BEHIND
The three siblings who oversee the coffee processing station, help wash and process coffee in what is truly a Garden of Eden — at least for coffee. Their heirloom varieties date back centuries if not millennia, grown in air scented with eucalyptus. The name of the nearest town, Worka, translates to ‘golden’ in the Gedeo dialect, and the coffee we buy from washing station is a crown jewel for us.
From all the surrounding mountains, more than a thousand coffee farmers bring their coffee cherry down to the station on mule or by foot. There, the Roba brothers carefully oversee the cherry processing— first washing, then delicately drying the fruit. The result is a classic Yirgahceffe profile, clean and complex.
Chelbessa’s washing station is developing relationships with farms from higher elevations and utilizing lot separation to increase quality. The heirloom coffee cherry varieties native to this area display a unique and exquisite flavor profile. The majority of farmers and their families cultivate as little as half a hectare of land with an average of 90 coffee trees. Farmers consider coffee a main crop which pays for taxes, school fees, clothes and food items. Crops are managed and harvested by the family members. During the harvest, they transport pristine coffee cherry down the mountain to the washing station either by mule or on foot. At the washing station, they ferment the coffee under water for 48 hours, wash and grade it in channels, soak it quickly, skin dry it, then fully dry it on raised beds.