Ethiopia Washed Sidamo G1 Chire Lot 1 2019

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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2018/19
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Lot Number P8000530-1
  • 17 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This grade 1 washed microlot is from Chire wetmill in Sidamo. The mill, managed by Assefa Dukale processes cherries from around 700 local smallholder farmers who cultivate at elevations up to 2,100masl.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Sidamo
Harvest Season 2018/19
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Chire
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG

The Region

Chire wetmill is located in the eponymous village of the Sidamo sub-region, 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

Ripe cherries are delivered to the wetmill for careful sorting and pulping, before fermentation for 36-48 hours, depending on the climactic conditions. After this point the parchment coffee is thoroughly washed and graded by bean density before being dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12 - 15 days (until the ideal moisture level has been reached). In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry- milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Sidamo
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Chire
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
  • Growing Altitude 1900-2100m
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8000530-1
  • Price Per Kg £6.25