Region: Adado, Yirgacheffe
Altitude: 2,150 MASL
Cupping Notes: Blackberry, Caramel, Cherry, Rose
Description: Adado has become a household name amongst the houses of coffee buyers. The Adado Washing Station is named after the kebele (village) where you’ll find it: Adado Kebele, Bule Woreda, Gedeo Zone, in the SNNPR state of Ethiopia. Coffee trees evolved for the microclimates of the Ethiopian Highlands like Adado. This is highlighted by the fact that coffee growers here often simply grow coffee as a backyard cash crop, selling cherries to the washing station in their village, and it’s still some of the highest scoring coffees you can find. Farmers here often intercrop with other cash crops and subsistence agriculture. These other crops typically include False Banana, Sugarcane, Corn, and Barley. The region was given the nickname “Misty Valley” by coffee buyers who noticed a heavy mist that would regularly sweep through the region (similar to the famous “bajareque” mists of Boquete, Panama).
This natural lot from the famed Misty Valley has notes of Banana Bread, Cherry Cordial, and Creamsicle.