Region: Beriti, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 2,200 - 2,300 MASL
Cupping Notes: Cacao, Honey, Raspberry, Tangerine
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Espresso
Description:Halo Beriti Washing Station was established in 2014, located in one of regions for coffee growing in Gedeb district of Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations and Nationalities region. 700-800 farmers supply coffee cherries to this washing station traveling up to a 3 km radius from the washing station. The station provides different incentives like price premiums and credit service to farmers to incentivize producers delivering quality cherries. The company also provides training to farmers that enhance the quality and productivity on their farms. The average farm size in this area is 1.5 hectare and most of the coffee is grown as garden coffee where farmers grow things like false banana, corn, and sugarcane as well. While uncertified, the coffee grown here is done so organically, without any chemical fertilizers. Families typically manage their farms entirely up until the point of derlivering the ripe cherry to the washing station, and almost all children in the area attend school using coffee as the main source of income to cover these costs.
This washed Yirgacheffe has notes of Honey, Milk Chocolate, Raspberry, and Tangerine. Notes are similar to the natural lot from we got from Halo Beriti, but the obvious differences between the processes should be expected. This one has more pronounced acidity where the natural has more pronounced fruity sweetness.