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The Longberry region is in the central-eastern part of the country. This coffee is processed in the traditional ‘unwashed’ style which is also called ‘natural’. The flavor is unique … wild, winy and racy. Many would argue that this is where coffee originated.
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ETHIOPIA Yirgacheffe Natural Organic – Zelelu Ararso, at 58 years, is a returning participant farmer and an important figure in the single farmer Lots program. This year we’re thrilled to have a naturally processed lot, fully sundried by the Addis Ketema cooperative, of which Zelelu is a member. Addis Ketema, and Zelelu’s home, are found in the Wenago district of the coveted Gedeo Zone– the narrow section of plateau dense with savvy farmers whose coffee is known as “Yirgacheffe”. Wenago is a small district that sits between Dilla, the mighty university city and coffee transit hub at the northern tip of Gedeo, and Yirga Chefe, in the heart of the zone, whose diminutive stature holds back none of its legendary global presence. Zelelu is an accomplished individual, even by the standards of Gedeo, whose dense farming and processing landscape has a reputation for competitive farmers. He has earned model farming awards at local and state levels to pioneer single farmer exports; the efforts of which helped like-minded farmers throughout Yirgacheffe’s union achieve direct sale and see their coffees priced and roasted with just about unprecedented transparency. In addition, Zelelu educates his children to a college level and will soon be processing his own harvests. Much respect.
Degree of Roast: 2
ETHIOPIA Washed – This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Adado Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia. The Adado Cooperative currently has 1,128 members. In 2002, the Cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.
KENYA Nyeri Ichamama – The Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society manages the Ichamama Factory. The cooperative processes coffee from farmers who generally have half acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees shaded with Bananas, Gravelia, and Macadamia trees.
TANZANIA Mbeya Peaberry – This coffee possesses many of the enviable characteristics of an estate Kenya. I love Kenyas but for many the winey acidity can be a bit over the top. Tanzania offers a more balanced cup with a smooth, lingering finish. The rounder shaped peaberry, formed from the maturation of one seed per cherry rather than the typical two seeds, is meticulously sorted during the milling process for its distinct flavor profiles.