Chelbesa is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi forest vegetation structure encompassing false banana trees as well as shade grown coffee trees, Chelbesa is a great example of best coffee growing agro-ecology.
SNAP Specialty Coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 in a small hamlet called Danche within the Chelbesa Village with the hope of reaching out to purchasing exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa Village. Their ambition became a reality after completion of the project.
The fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built by ceramic which will help bring clarity in the coffee that they process as well as help fasten the fermentation through keep heat inside the ceramic.
This lots it has been put together with the production of 495 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill, in the area the most common type of soil is redbrown a particularly fertile type rich in iron and with high acidity content.
This particular lot has been processed as traditional natural from the cherry deliveries that constitute the second part of the harvest.
Cherries are received and sorted with the help of a series of floatation tank that separates all floaters and immature, during the process of floatation the cherry gets cleaned and after that they have been placed on the drying beds for a period within 28 to 35 days.
ETHIOPIA – CHELBESA
£9.50 – £38.00
Tasting Notes: Blueberry | Vanilla yoghurt | Creamy
Altitude – 1950-2200
Varietal – Heirloom
Process – Natural
Region – Gedeb Woreda, Gedeo
Aeropress, Espresso, Filter, French Press, Mokapot, V60, Wholebean