Ethiopia - Chelelektu Natural

ORIGIN - Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
FARM - Several Small Scale Farmers
ALTITUDE - 1.800 m.
VARIETY - Heirloom
PROCESS - Natural
FLAVOR - Strawberry, Blueberry & Citrus

This Chelelektu coffee is from a family-owned washing station in the heart of Yirgacheffe. Chelelektu farmers are small-scale growers who bring their ripe cherries to the Chelelektu washing station for processing. Farmers around Chelelektu have trees at elevations ranging from 1300-2200 meters above sea level, making it one of the most altitudinally diverse washing stations in Yirgacheffe. The small springs and streams that make up the water for fermentation have a ph of 7.8, and leave the cherries perfectly fermented in around 37 hours. The reaction of Chelelektu’s water with the heirloom varietals grown there leaves the fermenting coffee a brilliant red color that is characteristic of this micro-region.