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Type : Blue Label: Enzymatics

Ethiopia Birhanu

$19.00 Regular price $19.00

Whole
Ground

Ethiopia Birhanu

  • Label

    Label

    • Blue Label: Enzymatics
  • Type

    Coffee Type

    • Single Origin
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • Strawberry
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • White Grape
  • Tastes Like

    Tastes Like

    • Cream
  • Roast Level

    Roast Level

    • Light
  • Process

    Process

    • Natural
  • Sub Region

    Region

    • Africa
  • Country

    Country

    • Ethiopia
  • Variety

    Variety

    • Heirloom
  • Elevation

    Elevation

    • 1750
  • Producer

    Producer

    • Birhanu Wote

Recipes

  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Brew Time: 3 min
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Dose: 25g
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Liquid Out: 14oz
  • Kalita
    Kalita
    • Water: 400g
  • V60
    V60
    • Dose: 25g
  • V60
    V60
    • Liquid out: 14oz
  • V60
    V60
    • Water: 400g
  • V60
    V60
    • Brew Time: 3 min
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Brew Time: 25 sec
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Dose: 20g
  • Espresso
    Espresso
    • Liquid Out: 2oz
  • Drip
    Drip
    • Ratio: 1:17

This coffee comes from our washing-station partners at Beriti, which is in the kebele, or village, of Tore, in the woreda, or district, of Yirgacheffe, in the Yirgacheffe region.

There are about 600 producers in the region who are served by Beriti Washing Station, many of whom own less than 1 hectare of farmland on which they typically grow other crops like bananas and corn. The washing station was founded in the year 2000, and produces both Natural and Washed lots. Producers deliver the coffee in cherry form, and it will be sorted from there and prepared for processing. Washed lots are depulped, fermented, and washed, then given a soak for 8–16 hours for a total fermentation time of 48–72 hours. Natural and Washed coffees are both dried on raised beds: It takes about 9–12 days for the Washed lots, and between 8–20 days for the Naturals depending on the sun access and temperature.

Until relatively recently, coffee grown by smallholders and co-ops in Ethiopia were required to be sold through the ECX, where lots were classified by general region, quality (Grade 1–5), and escaped of most of their traceability. In March of 2017, the prime minister of Ethiopia approved a reform allowing co-operatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly, which allows for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia. Greater traceability allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out, and opens the potential for partnerships on a more micro level, with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community, to select out special lots.

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