Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from cocoa, with a floral, berry and citrus overtone.
Region Yirgacheﬀe, Chelchele, Kochere
Farm Various smallholder farmers
Variety Heirloom, Ethiopian varieties
Altitude 1800 m.a.s.l
Harvest period Nov - Jan
Proc. Method Natural
This coffee comes from the Chelchele washing station, which is in the kebele, or village, of Chelchele, in the words, or district, of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically grown on very small plots of land by farmers who also grow other crops. The majority of smallholders will deliver their coffee in cherry to a nearby washing station or central processing unit, where their coffee will be sorted, weighed, and paid for or given a receipt.
The washing stations serve as many as several hundred to sometimes a thousand or more producers, who deliver cherry throughout the harvest season: The blending of these cherries into day lots makes it virtually impossible under normal circumstances to know precisely whose coffee winds up in which bags on what day, making traceability to the producer difficult. We do, however, make every available effort to source coffee from the same washing stations every year, through our export partners and their connections with mills and washing stations.