This Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe is a natural process, Gr1 grade coffee. It has elegant notes of mandarin orange, strawberry and apricot. With a sweet, clean balanced finish that refreshes, this coffee captures the heart of what us at Klatch are all about. This Yirgacheffe's Natural Process was dried on raised beds.
This coffee is produced by Welde Hirbe and processed as a separate lot at the Adame Gorbota Cooperative where Welde is a member. The Adame Gorbota Cooperative is located in the district of Wenago in the Gedeo Zone within the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia. Welde Hirbe is part of the single producer project developed jointly between the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) and coffee distributor.
The project was initiated in 2012 with a handful of ‘Model’ producers from cooperatives organized under the YCFCU umbrella who have been willing to work with a rigorous set of processing standards, regular farm visits from the coffee distributor create a higher cup qualifications. In exchange, producers earn higher quality premiums based on the sale of their individual lots. Welde was originally selected for the project because he has been cultivating coffee for more than 30 years and his 10 acre farm located near the community of Jemjemo is meticulously managed. Welde’s coffee has been consistently sold as a micro-lot since the inception of the single producer project, which has helped him better support his family of ten.