Dried Apricot and Bergamot
Harvest: December 2019
Producer: Chebesa Washing station
Region: Gedeb, Gedeo
Variety: Dega, Walisho & Heirloom
Altitude: 1,950 - 2,100 masl
The coffees from Ethiopia have been particularly good this season, and we were spoilt for choice when making our buying decisions earlier this year. In the end, we picked three amazing coffees, all from the south of the country, east of the Rift Valley. This lot in particular stood out for its fantastic depth of flavour and unbelievable aromatics, and we could resist reserving this for espresso.
Chelbesa is the first of two sites that exporting company SNAP coffee owns in the area. This washing station is located at 2,100 masl, not far from the Worka town in Gedeb. Chelbesa is the largest coffee growing area in Gedeb, with a total area of 1,240 hectares of coffee farms, and this station buys cherries from approximately 170 farmers all located in the area. The farms are between 0.5 to 2 hectares in size, and sit between 1,925 and 2,110 masl. The varieties that make up this lot are Woliso, Dega and local heirloom.
Expect a complex, fruity and incredibly aromatic espresso, with notes of dried apricot, lychee and bergamot.