Country of origin: Ethiopia, Region of Chelchele, Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Coffee Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian varieties
Harvest Period: November–January
Altitude: 1800 metres above sea level
The coffee plantation: This coffee comes from the Chelchele washing station, which is in the kebele, or village, of Chelchele, in the words, or district, of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region. Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers who also grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for or given a receipt. The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season
Coffee processing system: Natural
Tasting notes: Sweet and savory with tart citric acidity, cocoa, berry and lemon flavors.