• Producer Wote smallholders
  • Region Konga
  • Elevation 2 000 m a.s.l.
  • Varieties Wolisho, Kurume
  • Process natural
  • Crop 2022
  • Cupping score 88
  • New roasts

Burtukaana Wote – Ethiopia

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Wote smallholders

Privately owned communal wet mill in Wote - Konga, collecting cherries from various smallholders. Yirgacheffe is known for its clean, floral, and acidity-driven washed coffees and “high quality” sundried with genuine and unique fruit and berry flavors. In our opinion, the area where this coffee is grown has some of the most complex and intense coffee flavors in Yirgacheffe.

About 600 smallholder farmers deliver tiny amounts of cherries daily to the wet miller. On average farmers are having a farm size of fewer than 1 hectare. Most coffees are organic by default. Organic compost is common and pruning less common. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees per hectare, and 1 tree is typically producing cherries equal to less than 100 - 200 grams of green coffee.

Producing great natural coffees is challenging and it requires at least as much attention to detail as producing good-washed coffees. This producer is targeting the highest quality grades there is, grade 1. They have site collectors in the local villages carefully selecting the ripe cherries with better qualities, as well as the nearby farmers delivering cherries to the mill. The cherries are hand sorted for unripe and over-ripe cherries to get a sweeter and cleaner product. Natural coffee is normally processed in the later part of the harvest and that’s when the harvest is peaking at the higher altitudes.

  • Producer Wote smallholders
  • Region Konga
  • Elevation 2 000 m a.s.l.
  • Varieties Wolisho, Kurume
  • Process natural
  • Crop 2022
  • Cupping score 88
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