Ethiopia: Samii Chelbesa #3
In the cup: Layered and complex with floral tones, flavours of peach and lime with a honeycomb like sweetness.
Cupping Score: 88
Mouthfeel: Silken, elegant
Variety: Dega, Wolisho
Producer: Chelbesa Washing Station
Altitude: 1950 - 2100 meters above sea level
Region: Gedeb / Yirgacheffe
Chelbesa washing station 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 615 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.
Vegetation: Semi-forest and garden
- Cultivars: Welisho and Dega
- Average lot size of farmers: 0.5 - 2 hectares
- Soil type: Rich and fertile red soil
- Number of trees per hectare: 1800-2400
- Cherry yield per tree on average: 4 kgs