Ethiopia Dry Process Gerbicho Rogicha

$18.50 - $82.00

Description

Sweet and clean with big fruit notes like strawberry lemonade, dried cherry, raspberry, pineapple, dried mango, orange and jasmine floral accent.

Region Bule Hora, Guji Zone
Processing Dry Process (Natural)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-Dried
Cultivar: Heirloom

 


"This coffee is from a private processing site near Bule Hora in Southern Ethiopia's Guji Zone. About 1,500 small farmers in the area sell their cherry at the Gerbicho Rogicha site, where it is graded and dried in whole cherry. Typically, whole cherry is put into soaking tanks where the "floaters" (under ripe coffee) are removed. The coffee is then laid to dry on raised drying beds where it takes around 3 full weeks to dry. During this time workers tend to the drying beds, turning the coffee to facilitate even drying, and hand picking out any defects they see. There are ample natural shade trees in the area, and the altitude of the farms ranges from 1750 to just under 2000 meters. The people in this area are known as Guji Oromo, and coffee farming has been a core part of the culture in the highland areas. That being said, it's not far from the towns of Yirga Cheffe, Chelelektu and Gedeb, and the cup profile is quite similar to some of the naturals we've bought in the past from processing sites in those locations."

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