Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Grade 1
Cup Characteristics: A floral cup with notes of grapefruit, lemongrass and honey. Unusual spice flavors, notably ground nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. A delicate white wine acidity, characteristic of Ethiopian washed coffees, ends with a crisp finish.
$14.99 per pound
This year was our first time offering coffee from the Chelelektu washing station. We ran out and now have some addtional to finish out the season. We first sampled this coffee during a blind cupping, and were impressed by the unusual spice notes and flavors it offered.
Chelelektu is a family-owned washing station located in the Yirgacheffe region. Small-scale growers from the area bring cherries to the station, where they are processed and sorted. Coffee is washed and fermented with water from local springs and streams for about 37 hours, then dried on raised beds. While the washing station is located 1800m above sea level, farms in the area range in elevation from 1300m to 2200m above sea level, making coffee at the washing station some of the most altitudinally diverse available.
- Washing Station: Chelelektu
- Region: Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples
- Zone: Gedeo
- District (Woreda): Kochere
- Altitude: 1300-2200m above sea level
- Coffee variety: Heirloom Varietals
- Processing: Washed
- Harvest: November-March