Ethiopia – Washed Yirgacheffe – Grade 1 – Halo Beriti


Washed
B21088

Ethiopia – Washed Yirgacheffe – Grade 1 – Halo Beriti B21088


Specs:

Source:

Ethiopia

Region:

Yirgacheffe

Farm:

Halo Beriti

Variety:

Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties

Altitude:

2100-2300 MASL

Processing:

Washed

Notes:

"Tons of fresh citrus fruit with fresh apricot, fresh jasmine, and perfume flavors. Lots of tart acidity and fruit-like sweetness."

Score:

87 points

Price/Bag:

$6.64 per lb

$292.00 per bag

Out of stock


Background:

Halo Beriti

Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014 and serves 750 smallholder producers, who deliver their coffee in cherry form. This particular lot is part of a "special preparation" in which hand-sorting was done repeatedly throughout the receiving and drying process, ensuring that only perfect coffees made it into the bags.

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. Coffee is then processed, usually washed or natural, by the washing station and dried on raised beds.

The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season: The blending of these cherries into day lots makes it virtually impossible under normal circumstances to know precisely whose coffee winds up in which bags on what day, making traceability to the producer difficult. We do, however, make every available effort to source coffee from the same washing stations every year, through our export partners and their connections with mills and washing stations.

Typically farmers in this region don't have access to and therefore do not utilize fertilizers or pesticides in the production of coffee.