Region: Yirgacheffe Kochere
Washing Station: Debo
Growing Altitude: 1850-2100m
Tasting Notes: Lime, Sweet Tea, Bergamot
This coffee was purchased from and imported by Olam Specialty Coffee.
This grade 1 washed Ethiopian coffee comes from around 600 smallholder farmers in Debo, Kochere district, in the famous Yirgacheffe region of southern Ethiopia.
Grown at altitudes between 1,850 and 2,000 masl, the farmers deliver their ripe coffee cherries to the local Debo washing station managed by Merdia Assefa. After careful sorting and floatation to select only the highest quality cherries, these are pulped and then fermented for 36-48 hours depending on the climatic conditions. The coffee is then washed and graded by density in clean water channels before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12-15 days. In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect from rainfall and condensing ambient moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the optimum level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.
The ‘kebele’ of Debo is in Kochere district, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent & plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere
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