Ethiopia: Dhilgee Chelbesa #1 - Yirgacheffe - Washed Heirloom
In the cup: A standout coffee with elegant floral tones against a background of many citrus aromas, especially bergamot and grapefruit. The black tea characteristics of Yirgacheffe coffees are in the cup too, and some mature plum-like sweetness.
Cupping Score: 89
Mouthfeel: Structured, elegant.
Variety: Heirloom, Wolisho, Dega
Process: Fully Washed
Producer: Girum Assefa
Altitude: 1950 - 2100 meters above sea level
Region: Gedeb / Yirgacheffe
Chelbesa 1 is located at 2100 masl, closer to Worka Town in Gedeb. Chelbesa is the largest growing area in Gedeb, with a total area of 1240 hectares of coffee farms. This specific station buys cherries from approximately 170 farmers all located in the area. Their farms are on average between 0.5 to 2 hectares in size, and sit between 1925 and 2110 masl. The location of this washing station is close to the farms which means that no farmer needs to transport their cherries for more than 40 minutes before reaching the station. The station manager is Girum Assefa.
Chelbesa 1 has an intense floral and citric profile. This station has organic certification.