Ethiopia Yirgacheffe G1 Koke Shalaye Supernatural (30kg)
|Bag Weight||30 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
Koke Shalaye station is a cherry processing facility in Yirgacheffe. The station is situated at 1,973masl and processes cherries from 1890 local smallholder farmers.
‘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 small farmers in this region typically cultivate Jarc 74110, 7412 and 74165 sub-varieties of traditional Ethiopian heirloom varieties on small garden plots around their homes.
|Producer Type||Washing Station|
|Wet Mill||Koke Shalaye|
|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 kebele (village) of Koke 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.
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 Yirgacheffe
- Producer Type Washing Station
- Wet Mill Koke Shalaye
- Processing Natural/Dry Processed
- Processing Description Supernatural
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
- Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
- Min Growing Altitude 1900m
- Max Growing Altitude 2100m
- Screen Size 14 Up
- Region Yirgacheffe
- Origin Ethiopia
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
- On Sale No
- Top Lot Yes
- CTRM Contract Number P8001766-8
- Price Per Kg £24.95