Notes: Aroma of bergamots, with stone fruits, citrus acidity and a honey-like sweetness. Origin: Konga Kebele, Gedeo, Yirgacheffe Altitude: 1999 masl Varietal: Local Landraces & JARC 74 selections Harvest: Processing: Natural
This exceptional natural coffee was grown by smallholder farmers living around the kebele (town) of Konga in Yirgacheffee, SNNPR Region. The washing station (Konga Wote) is partly owned by Mr Beyene Eshete and our partner in the region, Primrose S.P. PLC. Primroses are responsible for dry milling and exporting the final product. Coffee is selectively hand-picked before being delivered to the mill collection points, usually within 5 km of the producer’s homes. Here, lots are separated by quality, producer and date of production. At least once a day, the collected coffee cherry is delivered to the mill, where it is floated and then placed on raised beds to be sorted by hand, usually by women, and dried. Great care is taken upon delivery to separate out any overripe, under-ripe or damaged bean. Once sorted, the cherry will remain on the beds for around 15 to 20 days; until the cherry has reached the ideal moisture content. Next, the dried cherry will be transported to Primrose's dry mill and warehouse in Addis Ababa city. Here coffee is dry milled to remove foreign material, remaining parchment, and defected beans; ready for export.
Do note that the coffee will be dispatched in whole beans only, unless stated otherwise.