Finally a new Ethiopian coffee has re-surfaced on our retail rack since the last coffee from Africa. Like many others, we always have an affinity towards Ethiopian coffee. They can be so addictive that we find our Ethiopian coffees always run out a lot faster than we would expect. So this year, we have planned a pipeline of coffees from Africa to satisfy our “thirsty” customers. First up is an amazingly sweet coffee from a washing station near Chele'lektu, situated in the Yirga Cheffe region. This lot is made up of many small lots from around the town of Chele'lektu in the Kochore Woreda of Yirga Cheffe. The altitudes of farms in this area range from 1850 to 2000+ meters, with approximately 600 small-holder farmers contributing to this lot.
This coffee strikes you first with its citrusy fragrance, followed by the delicate aroma of coffee blossom. Tasting it hot brings out a complex mix of tropical fruit notes but as it cools, you’ll find yourself drinking a cup of honeyed lemon tea. Loaded with intense sweetness, this cup of filter brew also coats your tongue with a layer of silk.
We have very limited quantities of Chele'lektu, so grab a bag soon before it runs out.
- Producers: More than 600 small-holder producers
- Municipality: Kochere Woreda
- Region: Yirga Cheffe, Ethiopia
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Altitude: 1800 - 2000+ masl
- Processing: Fully washed