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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu

A explosion of tropical Jackfruit followed by the complexity of the coffee blossom aroma. It has a milky body and incredible balance.


Region: Yirgacheffe, Gedeo

Altitude: 1750-1950 masl

Variety: Heirloom

Process: Natural

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu


Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Chelelektu is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Chelelektu mill located in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia. The Gedeo zone is named after the Gedeo people who are indigenous to this area.

When the ripe cherries are first brought to the mill to dry on raised African beds, they are constantly turned (day and night!) for the first 48 hours of drying to ensure an even evaporation of the moisture from the cherry. This lends a consistency and cleanliness to the cup. After the coffee is fully dried and the skin, mucilage and parchment removed, it is sorted and traded through the Ethiopian Coffee Exchange as a Grade 1 Yirgacheffe.

The combination of very high altitude and iron-rich soil creates the ideal growing situation to produce a complexity of fruitiness which is a signature character of these Natural Yirgacheffe coffees.

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