Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Konga Amederaro Natural

Lemon, mocha, blueberry, lavender. Soft, sweet, floral.
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001766-3
  • 16 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This naturally processed grade 1 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 excellence, 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
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 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

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 dried on raised African beds for 15-18 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. Moisutre and water activity is measured throughout and dictates when the drying process is complete. 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
  • 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 P8001766-3
  • Price Per Kg £11.25