Altituda: 1880 masl
Tasting notes: ripe raspberry, cherry, sweet chocolate, winy
This coffee comes from the Chelchele washing station, which is in the kebele,or village, of Chelchele, in the woreda,or district, of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region. Chelchele coffees tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone. Naturals from this washing station take about 18–20 days to dry.
The varieties themselves are often referred to as heirloom, though, having high genetic diversity means that what is heirloom in one area is not a guarantee of the same characteristics as an heirloom from another region. Kumie is often labelled as yirgacheffe or yirgacheffe type, and is quite a small bean, the numerical varieties, identified by the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre are all compact bushes originally described in 1974, exhibiting good disease resistance.