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Ethiopia Kercha


Strawberry. Dongding Oolong. Kyoho Grape.

Variety Heirloom
Processing Natural
Region Adola
Farm Kercha Washing Station
Producer Various Smallholders
Altitude 2200masl
Roast Level Light Roast
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Guji sits at the southern end of the Sidamo coffee growing region, and is part of the official Oromia region. This cherry drying station (and washing station for washed lots) is owned by various smallholders, who has been in the coffee industry for 25 years and now mainly operates a string of washing and hulling/milling stations around Keffa, Guji and Sidamo.

Just under 800 farmers deliver to 5 cherry collection centres for this Kercha drying center. In the Kercha region this washing station supports local farmers through a training center it has opened, plus it offers support to local community-based organizations that focus on agriculture.

Cherries are hand sorted for unripe and overripe by the farmers before they go into production. The classic natural process is executed very carefully, the cherries dry in whole on African raised beds for 14-21 days, depending on the weather. Throughout the drying process, the cherries are turned in every couple of hours to ensure even drying and sorting is done on the entire drying stage.

This natural coffee is packed full of fruitiness. You'll get mandarin orange aromatics on the nose, strawberry & grape juicy body & oolong long soothing finish. A lovely coffee for the after lunch to keep the day going!

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 290ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 3 minutes
Roast Date 7th of October