Chelchele Washing Station, Washed - Ethiopia - 340g or 5lb
Floral earl grey, citrus candy with almonds and toffee.
Origin - Ethiopia
Region - Kochere, Yirgacheffe
Altitude - 1,800m
Process - Washed
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
This coffee comes from the Chelchele washing station, which is in the kebele, or village, of Chelchele, in the district of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region. Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers who also grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for or given a receipt. The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season.