Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Konga Amederaro Supernatural (30kg)

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Bag Weight 30 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001827-4
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About This Coffee

Konga Amederaro is a processing 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.

‘Supernatural’ is a new processing method which augments the traditional natural sun-drying process by increasing opportunity for controlled aerobic fermentation during drying (more details below)

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
Dry Mill Supernatural
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
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

In traditional Ethiopian specialty natural processing, cherries are spread in a thin layer over a raised bed and dried in indirect or direct sunlight. For supernatural, cherries spread in a thick layer on racks in a semi-permeable box, restricting access to sunlight while allowing limited airflow and oxygenation. This extends the overall drying time and increases the natural fermentation of the latent sugars in the cherries over the course of the drying period.
 
In order to ensure consistency, prevent over-fermentation, and avoid mould formation, it is essential that the conditions are strictly monitored throughout. Temperature, Brix and moisture readings are recorded periodically and small adjustments to airflow and ambient temperature are made accordingly.
 
Once the optimum moisture content has been reached (around 12.5%) the cherries are rested in a cool environment prior to secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting, handpicking and bagging in Grainpro for export).

 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Konga, Yirgacheffe
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Wet Mill Konga Amederaro
  • Dry Mill Supernatural
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • 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 P8001827-4
  • Price Per Kg £24.95