Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu Washed 2014


Bean name Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu Washed 2014
Country Ethiopia
Region Yirgacheffe
Other info Varietal: Heirloom Varietals


This is another washed Yirgacheffe to add to our range, but one that shows the diversity of this amazing region which holds some of the oldest plant stock in the world.

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult it you require some traceability or back story with the coffees. You have to become a detective. Good job I'm becoming quite good at spotting the clues.

This coffee comes from around 500 small holders who hand pick the cherries, and is grown at around 1850-2000 metres altitude (on average). These small holders then sell the freshly picked cherries to the Chelelektu mill, which is located in the Kochere zone just outside the town of Chelelektu.

In the cup this is so similar to last year, lemon icing sugar sweet and sticky, with a huge mouthfeel, that carries on and on. It's all about the texture and mouthfeel.

Mill: Chelelektu
Area: Kochere Zone
Varietal: Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Fully Washed dried on raised beds
Altitude: 1850-2000 mtrs
Region: Yirgacheffe

Roasting Information:
Nice and light, a good solid medium roast but nowhere near second crack.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Citrus, super clean, lemon icing, aftertaste, mouthfeel, texture.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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