Chelbesa Washed

Apricot, Lychee, Bergamot

Every year we look forward with bated breath to the arrival of Ethiopian coffees, and this year was no different. It’s the most wonderful coffee season in our opinion. It took several months and countless rounds of samples to find something we were happy with, and we are so excited to share it with you now. This is our roaster’s favourite profile for a washed coffee: Notes of Apricot, Peach, Lychee, and Bergamot with sweetness and juiciness for days. 

We sourced this coffee with help from our friends at Falcon Coffee.

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 purchase 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 lot has been put together with the production of 476 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill.

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