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Ethiopia

Gedeb

A typically Ethiopian floral and sweet cup profile in this washed lot from the Gedeb district of Ethiopia


  •  A fresh crop lot from our Ethiopian partners at Moplaco.
  • Coffee expression
    A floral & acidic coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
    250g (8.8oz) or 1000g (35.3oz)
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Producer
Gedeb farmers

Varietal
Heirloom

Process
Washed

This lot is composed of coffee harvested in the Gedeb district.

Yirgacheffe

Gedeb

We have been purchasing Ethiopian coffees through Moplaco for four years now, and have grown to trust their buying practices and the quality that they are able to offer, both in coffees they produce themselves, and those they purchase from neighbouring mills. This coffee is an example of the latter. The town of Gedeb is one of the main coffee buying centres of the micro-region where Yirgacheffe coffees are produced. The conditions here are perfect for growing high quality Arabica coffees, with high altitude, cool temperatures and especially cool nights leading to slow cherry maturation and very dense seeds. In fact, Heleanna, founder of Moplaco and therefore one of our most trusted authorities in Ethiopia, believes that the best ‘Yirgacheffe’ coffee comes from the Gedeb Woreda, with great intensity and clarity of flavour. This washed process lot is showcasing soft florals backed up by a deep confected sweetness.

Here we find a ripe and aromatic cup, with florals backed up by a deep sweetness.

Heirloom

How coffee grows in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, coffee still grows semi-wild, and in some cases completely wild. Apart from some regions of neighbouring South Sudan, Ethiopia is the only country in which coffee is found growing in this way, due to its status as the genetic birthplace of arabica coffee. This means in many regions, small producers still harvest cherries from wild coffee trees growing in high altitude humid forests, especially around Ethiopia’s famous Great Rift Valley.

There are three categories of forest coffee growing in Ethiopia, Forest Coffee (FC), Semi-Forest Coffee (SFC), and Forest Garden Coffee (FGC), with each having an increasing amount of intervention from coffee producers. Forest coffee makes up a total of approximately 60% of Ethiopia’s yearly output, so this is a hugely important method of production, and part of what makes Ethiopian coffee so unique.

Throughout all of these systems, a much higher level of biodiversity is maintained than in modern coffee production in much of the rest of the world. This is partly due to the forest system, and partly down to the genetic diversity of the coffee plants themselves. There are thousands of so far uncategorised ‘heirloom’ varieties growing in Ethiopia; all descended from wild cross pollination between species derived from the original Arabica trees. This biodiversity leads to hardier coffee plants, which don’t need to be artificially fertilised. This means that 95% of coffee production in Ethiopia is organic, although most small farmers and mills can’t afford to pay for certification, so can’t label their coffee as such. The absence of monoculture in the Ethiopian coffee lands also means plants are much less susceptible to the decimating effects of diseases such as leaf rust that have ripped through other producing countries.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Gedeb Farmers
  • Region

    Yirgacheffe
  • Altitude

    2000 masl
  • Varietal

    Heirloom
  • Process

    Washed
  • Harvest

    December 2020

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.


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