Region: Chelbesa Hamlet - Yirgacheffe - Gedeb Distric, Gedeo Zone, Sounthern Nations, Ethiopia
Farms: Small-holder farmers
Washing Station: Chelbesa - Negusse Debela
Washing Station: Chelbesa
Harvest: Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
Variety: Local Heirloom varietals - Dega and Wolisho
Elevation: 1900 - 2200 MASL
Soil: Red Heavy Forest
Process: Fully Washed, dry on raised bed for 20 days and then rested for 4 weeks.
Tasting Notes: Raspberry | Plum | Iced Tea | Calamansi
More about Chelbesa Coffee:
Negusse Debela Washing Station is directly supported by smallholder farms. These farms grow their coffee either in semi-forest condition (farmers pruning and tending to naturally growing coffee tress in forest area) or garden condition (coffee tree cultivated and tended near a farmer's residence_. By sourcing exclusively from these farms, our partners and the washing station were able to create new opportunities for smallholder farmers whos coffee might not have been marketable as premium specialty coffee. Giving farmers access to state of the art processing through their washing stations creates value for farmers while building consistency and quality.