Ethiopia – Natural Yirgacheffe – Grade 1 – Lalessa Gedeb


Natural
B20968

Ethiopia – Natural Yirgacheffe – Grade 1 – Lalessa Gedeb B20968


Specs:

Source:

Ethiopia

Region:

Yirgacheffe

Farm:

Lalessa Gedeb

Variety:

Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties

Altitude:

1900-2400 MASL

Processing:

Natural

Notes:

"Lots of perfumey lavender with cocoa and potpourri-like jasmine flavors. Winey acidity and mild fruit-like sweetness."

Score:

84 points

Price/Bag:

$6.73 per lb

$296.00 per bag

5 in stock

Quantity:


Background:

Lalessa Gedeb

This is a brand new in 2023 wet mill set up in Gedeb Yirgacheffe on 32 acres where future plans include a modern processing facility. This wet mill collects cherries from local small-holder farmers in the region.

As of this writing, the station was set up on a temporary basis with the basic necessitates to process exceptional coffee, but this infrastructure will be taken down once permitting and licensing is complete for the official buildings.

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.