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Ethiopia Coffee Bean Farm & Specialty Roaster Guide

Gedeo, Ethiopia

Located in Gedeo zone of the Gedeb district, Worka Chelbesa is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi forest vegetation structure encompassing false banana trees as well as shade grown coffee trees, Chelbesa is a great example of best coffee growing agro-ecology.

SNAP Specialty Coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 in a small hamlet called Danche within the Chelbesa Village with the hope of reaching out to purchasing exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa Village. Their ambition became a reality after completion of the project.

The fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built by ceramic which will help bring clarity in the coffee that they process as well as help fasten the fermentation through keep heat inside the ceramic.

This lots it has been put together with the production of 476 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill, in the area the most common type of soil is redbrown a particularly fertile type rich in iron and with high acidity content.

Ethiopia red cherries
Mustafa Abakeno owner of coffee farm in Ethiopia

Brewing our Ethiopia, Gedeo coffee

Brewing this single origin coffee is best as a pour over and comes with notes of bergamot, lemon custard, black currant, maple syrup sweetness, slick, juicy dark chocolate finish.

Pour over recipe

Grind setting: coarse
Time: 6:00-6:30 minutes
Coffee to water ratio: 65g : 1L

Key information

Process: Washed
Varietal: Heirloom
Notes: Bergamot, lemon custard, black currant, maple syrup sweetness, slick, juicy dark chocolate finish.
Elevation: 1950-2200masl

Pour over brewing method
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