Ethiopia Banko Gotiti Yirgacheffe G1 Anaerobic Strawberry (2021)

Strawberry laces, brown sugar, treacle - complex & intense
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001280-9
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About This Coffee

This exclusive grade 1 lot is from Banko Gotiti station in Yigacheffe. This coffee was produced with an augmented natural process including an extended 'anaerobic' fermentation with added fresh strawberry. Banko Gotiti processes cherries from around 650 local smallholder farmers who cultivate an average of 2ha of land each. 

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Yirgacheffe
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Banko Gotiti
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural process with extended fermentation infused with fresh strawberry
Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Banko Gotiti in Yirgacheffe district in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup, characterised by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and thyme.

The Process

This lot naturally processed with an extended anaerobic fermentation period with added fresh strawberry. Ripe cherries are carefully selected and then fermented in sealed barrels with fresh strawberries for ~10 hours. The sugars in the strawberry help fuel the fermentation process, as well as adding subtle flavour into the cherries. The cherries are then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12-15 days.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Yirgacheffe
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Banko Gotiti
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural process with extended fermentation infused with fresh strawberry
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001280-9
  • Price Per Kg £15.95