Ethiopia - Chelchele Yirgacheffe

Notes: Blueberry, Chocolate, Jasmine, Strawberry

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Roast: Light
Variety: Heirloom Types
Altitude: 2020 - 2100 m.a.s.l
Producer: Tariku Mengesha
Notes:Blueberry, Strawberry, Chocolate, Jasmine

Yirga Cheffe coffee farmer Tariku Mengesha has a few small coffee farms scattered throughout the kebele of Chelchele, totaling just under 13 hectares between them. When he's not managing the farms with his 10 children, Tariku operates a few other washing stations and processing sites, buying and processing coffee cherry from the hundreds of smallholder farmers in the areas he operates. This lot is made up of only his personal farm coffee, and is dry process, meaning the seed is dried inside the whole cherry. This is the oldest processing method, and often leads to fruitier cup flavors, big body, and rounded acidity (certainly can be said for this lot!). The Mengesha farms span an altitude range of 2020 to 2100 meters above sea level, extremely high for any coffee origin! High altitude slows maturation and increases coffee bean density, which correlates to higher probability of sweetness and acidity, and also can affect the size of the beans. 

"A blueberry bomb of a natural Yirgacheffe, with the berry notes supported by crisp chocolate and rich aromatic wood." - Coffee Review

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Note: To ensure the highest quality, all coffee is roasted to order. This can take 24 - 72 hours after the order has been received and according to the roasting schedule. You will be notified through email when the order has shipped or is ready for local pickup.