Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Kochere > Medium Roast


Ethiopia, Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Kochere > Medium Roast


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Taste Notes:  Stone fruit, mild blueberry with spicy after-taste, medium body, winey finish, light-medium acidity
Region:   Gedeo, Yirgacheffe             
2,950-5,000 ft                
Bourbon, Arabica            
Natural Soil Type: Volcanic loam Producer: Small farm holders        

Ethiopia is universally recognized as the birthplace of coffee, and produces some of the most complex and exciting coffees in the world.

The Gedeo zone in the southwest of Ethiopia is the homeland of the Gedeo people. Lying about 369 kilometers from Addis Ababa on dusty and often difficult roads, this zone occupies a narrow strip of the Ethiopian highlands on the Eastern Escarpment and includes the town of Yirgacheffe. Gedeo is bordered by Sidama on the north, and encircled on the other three sides by the Oromia region.

Gedeo, Yirgacheffe has approximately 25,000 local coffee smallholders who bring their cherries to washing stations for processing. Inter-tribal conflicts in late 2016 resulted in extensive property damage through fire and vandalism leaving many key mills inoperative. Additionally a rare late frost damaged thousands of hectares of coffee. Resilient and hopeful, the Gedeo people are forging ahead, producing natural coffees while working to repair washing facilities.

Dutchess Coffee is proud to support these small farm holders.