Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Beloya Anaerobic Natural

Lavender, cherry, orange liqueuer. Complex and funky.
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002021-5
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About This Coffee

This grade 1 microlot is from Kochere Beloya station in Kochere district, Yirgacheffe region. This lot was naturally processed with an extended 120 hour 'anaerobic' cherry fermentation in vacuum sealed bags. Farmers supplying Beloya station cultivate the local subvarieties of Kumie, Diga and Wilsho, with their crops typically shaded by Teak and Acacia trees.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Beloya, Kochere
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Growing Altitude 1900m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
Screen Size 14 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Kochere Beloya washing station is located in Kochere district in the Yirgacheffe region and processes cherries from local smallholder farmers cultivating between 1,900 and 1,950masl. The station includes 12 standardised fermentation tanks and 136 drying beds. Coffee trees are typically shaded by Cordia and Acacia and the predominant varietals are known locally as Kumie, Diga & Wilsho.

Over a number of years the Yirgacheffe region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but refined cup. When processed naturally through sun-drying these present as juicy and jammy stone-fruit flavours, floral notes and chocolate with a creamy body.

The Process

Cherries are delivered to the mill for careful sorting, to select only the ripest. The cherries are then vacuum packed in special sealed bags where they anaerobically ferment for 120 hours. The anaerobic process begins after around 18-24 hours, due to the build of CO2 pressure in the bags. The fermented cherries are then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 15-18 days, during which they are carefully turned to prevent over-fermentation or mould formation. Once the cherries have sufficiently dried they are rested before being transported to a central dry mill in Addis Ababa for secondary processing (hulling, grading, sorting and handpicking).

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Beloya, Kochere
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT YIRG G1
  • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
  • Screen Size 14 Up
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002021-5
  • Price Per Kg €14.25