ETHIOPIA 

CHELELEKTU

  250 g    3.350,- HUF

Country   Ethiopia

Zone    Gedeo

Kebele    Chelelektu

Farm    Various

Altitude   1900 - 2200 masl

Varieties   Kumie, Heirloom

Harvest   November - January

Process    Natural

Tasting notes: strawberry, blueberry, pink grapefruit, creamy

Situated in the Ethiopian Highlands which has little altitude falling below 1500masl, and is home to Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia, 10th highest in Africa. In Ethiopia, neighbourhoods known as kebele’s are grouped to form woredas, woredas into zones, and zones in to regions.

The Chelelektu mill sources beans from the farmers that surround it in the way many others do. Cherries are graded and placed onto raised drying beds in thin layers being turned frequently in the first few days of a 4-6 week drying period to ensure evenness.

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.