Producer: Bona Qiqe Washing Station: Elala
Origin: Bensa, Sidama, Ethiopia
Tasting Notes: White Peach, Bergamot, Lemon
Varietals: Mixed Heirloom: 74158, 74112
Altitude: 1920 - 2330 masl
Process: Fully Washed
12 oz Whole Bean Coffee
Coffee from Ethiopia has distinct characteristics of florality and juiciness. This offer is no different and boasts a silky medium body yet with tea-like delicateness.
The Elala lot is produced at the Bona Qiqe Washing Station in Sidama, Ethiopia in the Bona Zuria District (one of 30 in the region). Elala is the name of this specific lot produced there and means “Mountain” in Sidama language. The elevation of the Washing Station is 2,200m, but the farmers that deliver cherry have farms ranging in elevation from 1,920m at the low end, all the way to 2,330m at the high end. Due to the extremely high elevations, harvest runs on the later end, from November to January. Approximately 400 farmers delivery cherry to the Bona Qiqe and grow primarily the 74158 and 74112 varieties.