Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Konga Amederaro Anaerobic Natural (30kg)

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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001827-3
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About This Coffee

This grade 1 anaerobic natural lot is sourced from Konga Amederaro station in Konga village, Yirgacheffe. The station sits at 2,000masl and works with 1890 local farmers serviced by the Toracho river. Konga Amederaro is renowned for its exceptional quality, having placed 7th in the inaugurul Ethiopia Cup of Excellence competition and placing on the final table for the Taste of Harvest competition in both 2018 and 2019. This consistently high performance is no fluke, but a product of the extremely strict and uncompromising standards.

The smallholder farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc (an Ethiopian heirloom sub-variety) on small plots of land around their house. Hence, these plots are colloquially known as 'garden coffee'.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Konga, Yirgacheffe
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Wet Mill Konga Amederaro
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended anaerobic cherry fermentation
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

The kebele (village) of Konga is located in Yirgacheffe district, Gedeo zone, 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 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 local indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun drying these present with juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral and chocolate notes with a creamy body.

The Process

This lot is naturally processed with an extended anaerobic cherry fermentation in vacuum sealed drums. 

Shade grown, ripe cherries are selectively harvested based on Brix readings to ensure optimum ripeness and sugar content. After delivery to the station the cherries are subjected to extremely thorough and careful hand sorting, as well as floatation in clean water to separate less dense, lower quality cherries.

The selected cherries are then fermented in vacuum sealed plastic food safe drums to create an anaerobic environment. A specialised valve is attached to the top of the drum to allow the CO2 produced by the fermentation process to escape, whilst not allowing any air to permeate the vessel.

After extended fermentation the cherries are then shade dried very slowly on raised African beds for 20-22 days. In the daytime they are raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process; covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect them from sun damage and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Moisture and water activity are measured throughout and these readings dictate when the drying process is completed. At this point the coffee is rested for around 1 month, then milled, graded, sorted and thoroughly handpicked, before being bagged in GrainPro for export from the port of Djibouti.

 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Konga, Yirgacheffe
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Konga Amederaro
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural with extended anaerobic cherry fermentation
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 2000m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Region Yirgacheffe
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001827-3
  • Price Per Kg £24.95