ETHIOPIA – KONGA KEBLE
$18.50 – $56.00
Konga Keble – Yirgacheffe
Lemon, Blackberry, Syrupy Toffee
Washing Station: Kumulachew Washing Station
Producer/Farmer: Hafusa Waro
Altitude: 1800 – 2000 MASL
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Cultivar
Flavours: Lemon, Blackberry, Syrupy Toffee
This coffee was grown and harvested in the Hafursa waro (village) of the Gedeo district in the Yirgacheffe zone in Ethiopia. They are theproduct of many local, small-scale farms that sit between 1900-2100 MASL, beneath the shade of Acacia, Birbirra and Wanza trees.
The fresh, ripe cherries are collected for hulling at the Kumulachew Washing Station compound, where they are placed on drying beds for 15-21 days until they reach the optimum moisture level for export. They are eventually then transported to the administrative town centre of Yirgacheffe where they are hulled and packaged for shipment.
Smallholder farmers contribute 95 percent coffee production in the Yirgacheffe region, where there are over 424,300 households engaged in growing and harvesting. Their union is a farmer owned democratic organisation where democracy is fully exercised, and every member has the right to vote freely in elections. They also give back 70 percent of the net profit back to the coffee grower who uses the premium for the construction of schools, health centres and infrastructure such as water points.