• Producer Girum Assefa
  • Region Gedeb
  • Elevation 2 100 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Wolisho, Dega
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2022
  • Cupping score 88
  • New roasts

Chelbesa – Ethiopia

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The Chelbesa washing station is the first of two sites that SNAP Coffee, exporting company, owns in the area - being Danche the second site.

Chelbesa washing station is located at 2100 masl, closer to Worka Town in Gedeb. Chelbesa is the largest growing area in Gedeb, with a total area of 1240 hectares of coffee farms. This specific station buys cherries from approximately 615 farmers* all located in the area. Their farms are on average between 0.5 to 2 hectares in size and sit between 1925 and 2110 masl. The location of this washing station is close to the farms which means that no farmer needs to transport their cherries for more than 40 minutes before reaching the station. The station manager is Girum Assefa.

Cherries are collected manually and hand-sorted later. The cherries are pulped by a traditional Agaarde Discpulper. Skin and fruit pulp are removed before the machine grades the parchment in water as 1st or 2nd quality, determined by density. Coffees are washed in channels and graded in water by density. The lower density (lower quality) will float and are removed, leaving only the denser and therefore higher quality beans which are separated as higher grade lots.

SNAP COFFEE supports the community of smallholders living near the washing station through partnerships with washing station owners. The washing stations build schools and SNAP COFFEE provides computers and other facilities. SNAP COFFEE is also constructing roads to less accessible farming areas. The aim is to complete the construction of the road in March/April 2020. SNAP COFFEE is also planning to build health clinics in the future to improve access to healthcare for farmers in the washing station areas.

  • Producer Girum Assefa
  • Region Gedeb
  • Elevation 2 100 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Wolisho, Dega
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2022
  • Cupping score 88
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