Ethiopia Kochere G1 - Chelelektu *TOP LOT*

Raspberry lemonade, tangerine, apricot
$4.62 / lb $611.12 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Jun 2021
SKU P607858-2
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About This Coffee

This is a Grade 1, fully washed coffee from the Chelelektu Wetmill. This wetmill is located in the Kochere district, and managed by Legese Kebede.

Chelelektu Wetmill processes cherries from over 650 local smallholder farmers, who cultivate less than 2 hectares of land. The coffee from this wetmill ranges in growing altitudes between 1,900-2,100masl. This is some of the highest grown coffee in the world!

THE PROCESS

Ripe cherries are delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping before fermentingfor 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. The parchment coffee is then  thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12-15 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached).

In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is then covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the sun, and at night time to protect it from rainall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried, it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.

THE REGION

The town of Chelelektu is amongst the highest altitudes in the region. This region has developed a reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavor notes which make for an unusual but refined cup, characterised by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and hops.

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 86
  • Region Kochere
  • Farm Name Chelelektu
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Wet Mill Chelelektu
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
  • Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
  • Country of Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P607858-2

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