Ethiopia Abedech Wodie Yirgacheffe Washed (Single Farmer)

Rose, lemonade, chocolate, tea
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002021-10
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About This Coffee

The producer of this coffee is Abedech Wodie, a father of 7 from Adado in Yirgacheffe district (Gedeo zone). This lot is derived from the heirloom subvarieties of Kumie, Diga, and Wilsho (local names), and grown under the shade of Acacia and Sudan Teak (Cordia Africana) on an area of 2.9 hectares. For this lot, a washed processing method was used, involving a 36-hour fermentation period, followed by 17 days of drying on raised African beds.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Adado, Yirgacheffe
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Processing Washed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

Growing Coffee in Ethiopia 

As the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is home to more species of coffee plants than any place on earth, much of it still growing wild, and much of it still undiscovered. All Ethiopian coffee is Arabica and at least 150 varieties are commercially cultivated. Traditionally, these have simply been labelled as “heirloom varietals”; however, this is changing as the Jimma Agricultural Research Center works to identify species.  Although there are a few estates in Ethiopia, 95% of coffee is grown by small land holders in a wide variety of environments, including “coffee forests” where coffee grows wild and is harvested by the local people. All specialty grade Ethiopian Coffee is grown above 4,000 feet and most above 6,000. In the highlands of Sidamo and Yirgacheffe, coffee can grow above 7,000 feet. 

History of Coffee in Ethiopia 

Coffee is ancient in Ethiopia, but coffee farming is not. By the end of the 9th Century coffee was actively being cultivated in Ethiopia as food, but probably not as a beverage. It was the Arab world that developed brewing. Even as coffee became an export for Ethiopia in the late 1800’s, Ethiopian coffee was the result of gathering rather than agricultural practices. A hundred years ago, plantations, mostly in Harar, were still the exception, while “Kaffa” coffee from the southwest was still harvested wild. In 1935, William Ukers wrote: “Wild coffee is also known as Kaffa coffee, from one of the districts where it grows most abundantly in a state of nature. The trees grow in such profusion that the possible supply, at a minimum of labor in gathering, is practically unlimited. It is said that in south-western Abyssinia there are immense forests of it that have never been encroached upon except at the outskirts.” 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Adado, Yirgacheffe
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA YIRG G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 2150m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8002021-10
  • Price Per Kg €12.50