ETHIOPIA YIRGACH.CHELELKTU G1 250 GR.
Producer: Small Scale Growers
Farm: Small Scale Farms
Tasting notes: Creamy, Blueberry, Citrus
Altitude: 1800 meters
Our Chelelektu coffee is from a family-owned washing station in the heart of Yirgacheffe. Chelelektu farmers are small-scale growers who bring their ripe cherries to the Chelelektu washing station for processing. Farmers around Chelelektu have trees at elevations ranging from 1300-2200 meters above sea level, making it one of the most altitudinally diverse washing stations in Yirgacheffe. The small springs and streams that make up the water for fermentation have a ph of 7.8, and leave the cherries perfectly fermented in around 37 hours. The reaction of Chelelektu’s water with the heirloom varietals grown there leaves the fermenting coffee a brilliant red color that is characteristic of this micro-region.
The Favorable conditions of this region are also good for the natural process, in fact, thanks to the low humidity and hight temperatures, they obtain an homogeneous dryingof the cherry, which gives to the cup a great cleaness.
Literally translated as “Land of Many Springs,” Yirgacheffe has the ideal topography, elevation, and water sources to produce and process exceptional coffees. This region is located inside of the Southern Nations and National Peoples area of Ethiopia, which is home to 45 distinct people groups. Coffee farmers in Yirgacheffe are typically multi-generational small-scale landholders, sometimes with only a few acres to their names. Most coffees in Yirgacheffe are sold as cherry to centralized washing stations that help further separate flavor profiles.
Yirgacheffe is considered by many to be the birthplace of coffee and the coffee trees grown in the region are a naturally occurring mix of heirloom varietals cultivated among other species in coffee gardens and coffee forests.