Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Bedhatu Jibicho

COFFEE DETAILS:


region

Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia)

farm/Co-op

Bedhatu Jibicho

elevation

5,905- 6,235 feet

process

Fully washed & processed as a separate micro lot at Banko Gotiti Cooperative and dried on raised beds

varietal

Indigenous heirloom varietals

tasting highlights

Kumquat, Caramel, honeysuckle, green oolong

Coffee Story:

The coffee’s we have been able to secure time and time again from this area of the world ~ the birthplace of coffee ~ are always exquisite in nature. Our newest arrival to fill this niche, is none other than a true micro lot ~ which is a rarity coming from Yirgacheffe. Micro lots are rare due to producer’s coffee getting mixed together in order to achieve exportable volumes.

The farmer behind this cup of outstanding quality is a woman by the name of Bedhatu Jibicho. At over 80 years of age, Bedhatu’s years of coffee farming, exemplifying best agronomic practices, ripe cherry selection at harvest and meticulous detailed processing shine through in the flavors that exude in this cup. Bedhatu was born and raised in Worka, and begin working in coffee in the 1960’s, when the government gave land to her husband. She takes great pride in the fact that she has managed the farm operations for over 50 years, even before her husband passed away in 1991. At this time, her adult children have started to become more involved in continuing her rich tradition of coffee production.

As Bedhatu is a member of the Banko Gotiti Cooperative ~ her coffee is processed there as a separate micro lot. This cooperative was established in 2013, and Bedhatu’s farm was selected as a model to help everyone in the cooperative improve their farming and harvesting methods.

$16.20/12oz

Coffee Bucks:
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%
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