Roast: Light - Medium
Variety: Ethiopia Landraces
Altitude: 1900 - 2200 m.a.sl.
Producer: Tamirat Alemayehu
Notes: Blackberry, Sencha, Floral
Even among the legendary players of Ethiopia, Moplaco’s Heleanna Georgalis and her father, Yiannis, stand out. Moplaco was founded in 1972 by Yiannis, a thirdgeneration coffee professional who moved from Greece to Dire Dawa, Harrar, during WWII. Finding a new home in Ethiopia’s Orthodox community, Yiannis became the third generation in his family to work with coffee, embracing it with passion, talent, and dedication. After starting in coffee at age 12, Yiannis became a legendary player in Ethiopian coffee. When he passed away from a heart attack, he passed the Moplaco legacy on to his daughter, Heleanna.
Through years of hard work and meticulous focus, she produces some of the brightest, most complex coffees ever tasted. Heleanna is known for her love of experimentation and willingness to take risks in order to create a transcendent cup of coffee. Her farming and processing practices are the absolute gold standard, diverse and honed over time. Along with immaculate washed coffees, her sundried coffees show an exquisite and unique cleanliness, along with a distinct citric character like lime along with the other fruits they bring to the table.
Note: To ensure the highest quality, all coffee is roasted-to-order.