Every year we wait with bated breath to the arrival of Ethiopian coffees — it's the most exciting coffee season, in our view. It took several months and countless rounds of samples to find something we loved, and we are excited to share this one with you. 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 the 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 goal of reaching out to purchase exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers. The fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built with ceramic which will help bring clarity in the coffee as well as fasten the fermentation retaining heat. This lot has been put together with the production of 476 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill.