Ethiopian Kochere Chelelektu

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Fully washed lot from Chelelektu wet mill in Kochere district, Gedeo zone. The mill, managed by Legese Kebede, processes cherries from around 650 local smallholder farmers. Farmers typically cultivate less than 2 hectares of land and farms range between 1,900 and 2,100masl, some of the world's highest-altitude coffee terroir.

Chelelektu Region:

The town of Chelelektu is in Kochere district (not far from Yirgacheffe town) in the Gedeo zone, ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. It is amongst the highest altitude towns in the region. Over many years, the region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the world's most sought-after micro-lots. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent & plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavor notes which make for an unusual but refined cup, characterized by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and hops.

Flavor Notes: Blackberry, plum, grape, mandarin orange

Roast: Medium Roast 

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