Eighty9 Coffee No. 5 Ethiopia - 250g
COFFEE / FARM: Genji Challa
LOCATION: Genji, Ethiopia
ALTITUDE: 2,000 MASL
CUP SCORE: 87.5
CUP PROFILE: Lemon, pineapple, butterscotch, floral. Sweet and juicy.
Farmer members cultivate coffees at altitudes between 1850 and 2100 metres above sea level and have around 3 hectares of land each, on average. As is the case across Ethiopia, most of the coffees grown locally are organic by default and consist mostly of old, naturally indigenous heirloom varieties, punctuated by smaller areas of an improved native varietal called 1274.
Once producers deliver coffee to the washing station, cherries are floated before being depulped using a Penagos Eco Pulper. The coffee is then soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours before drying, firstly skin-dried and sorted under shade, before being sun-dried for approximately 10 days on raised African drying beds.
Genji Challa is the sister washing station to the more famous Nano Challa, It was established in 2019 just a few miles away from Nano Chall which was established in 2004. The station was born out of a need for more space: the membership grew and volumes of cherry being delivered became too much for the capacity of Nano Challa station alone. There are now over 600 members split between the 2 sites. It is situated in the Ethiopian highlands in natural forest. The success and growth of Nano Challa received a boost in 2010 when they were chosen to be part of the Technoserve Coffee Initiative alongside other remote farming communities in Jimma. The Initiative was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Why No.5 – Ethiopia is the 5th largest coffee producer in the world. That’s a lot of coffee.
Also available at https://www.eighty9.ie/product-category/coffee/eighty9/