SUGARLOAF-Ethiopia Gedeb Chelchele, Natural Process
The Chelchele washing station is located in the Gedeb district in the south of the Yirgacheffe coffee region. The average temperature in Gedeb is between 15.5°C and 17.8°C and annual rainfall averages 1404 ml per year. The area’s red/brown fertile soil is also planted with shade trees of Cordia Africana, Acacia, and Ensete trees. The Chelchele washing station has 5.1 hectares planted with coffee at an elevation ranging from 1945-1970 meters.
The washing station includes 12 standardized washing tanks and 360 drying beds. This lot from Chelchele is a Natural process where ripe cherry deliveries from smallholder contributing producers are sorted by hand. The best cherries are taken to raised beds where they dry in the sun for up to 21 days. The coffee is then transported to Addis Ababa at Tracon Trading’s 30,000 square foot processing facility where it is milled, sorted, and prepped for export.
- Tasting Notes– Juicy Tropical Fruit, Chocolate, Syrupy Body
- Importer – Bend Coffee
- Region – Gedeb
- Processing – Natural
- Varietal – Heirloom
- Farm/Processor – Addis Ababa
- Elevation – 1945-19970m
- Roast – Medium/Light