Varietal: Mixed Heirloom
Altitude: 1,800-2,200 masl
Tasting otes: Vanilla, White Peach
Notes from the Roaster
Though we are generally all familiar with Yirgacheffe as a coffee growing region, its neighbor, the Guji region, also grows excellent coffee, but got into the game a bit later. This region is more hilly and grassy, or only semi-forested, and the land is suitable for livestock grazing as well as growing crops, which is a somewhat different landscape than the forested mountainsides that we source many of our coffees from.
Although choosing a career in coffee, Getachew Zekele grew up in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The Zekele family moved to the South because of career opportunities for Getachew’s father. A decision that would pave the way for Getachew’s work in coffee.
Getachew remembers how his parents introduced him to a coffee-loving community. “Coffee is a respected crop in the area where I came to live. The community uses coffee as food in rituals and ceremonies, and it is also used as an instrument to bless traditional leaders, Abba Gadaa.”, Getachew explains.”
Getachew’s commitment to quality, sustainability, and traceability make us very proud to source from him and support the good work that he has been doing!