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Chelbesa, Ethiopia

Chelbesa, Ethiopia

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A fine expression of the Ethiopian profile enriched by nutrient-dense soil: delicate florals & blueberry sweetness.

We taste blueberry, florals & grape.

Chelbesa Village

Located in the Gedo zone, Chelbesa is one of the best coffee producing areas in the famous Gedeb Woreda. Surrounded by dense layered forest, banana trees and shade trees, Chelbesa is a great example of high quality sustainable coffee farming.

This Heirloom was cultivated by around 500 local farmers, delivering their cherries to the central mill. This lot was nourished by the red brown soil it was grown on, which is particularly fertile, rich in iron and has high acidity content.

Chelbesa finely displays the Ethiopian cup profile, with delicate florals & a blueberry sweetness.

The Producer

SNAP coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 within the Chelbesa Village, and they now purchase red cherries from nearby farmers.

This lot has been processed as a traditional natural. Cherries are received and sorted with flotation tanks to separate underripe crop. The cherry is cleaned within this process in fresh water, afterwards, the coffee is moved to raised drying beds for a period of 28-25 days.

Production Data

Produced by Chelbesa Farmers

Region - Yirgacheffe

Grown at 1950 - 2200 masl

Varietal - Heirloom

Harvest - February 2023

Process - Natural

 

Natural

Ripe cherries are dried whole commonly on patio’s, drying beds or even the bare earth allowing the bean to ferment naturally encased by its fruit. 

The cherries are turned regularly to reduce the risk of defects and ensure even drying. 

Once the cherries resemble raisins and the target parameters are met the coffee is hulled and sorted in the dry mill.

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