Kelloo – Ethiopia
This coffee comes from one of the privately owned communal wet mills (washing stations) in Nensebo district. Nensebo is one of the Woredas (districts) in the Wet Arsi zone of the Oromia region in Ethiopia.
Tiny amounts of coffee cherries from about 700-800 smallholder farmers in the area are collected daily. A farmer can typically have less than 1500 trees per hectare, and 1 tree typically produces cherries to amount to less than 100 - 200 grams of green
coffee. Organic compost is commonly used for fertilisation, therefore most coffees are organic by default. The soil iss full rich of nutrients, very fertile and red brown colour.
The coffee is a mix of a myriad of local varieties of Typica hybrids referred to collectively as the Ethiopian Heirloom, and new improved varietals based on the old strains. The coffee trees were native to the local forests and at some point were transferred to smallholder farmer plots. It’s a Grade 1, meaning the producers have put a lot of effort into the selection and grading of the coffee during processing.
The coffee is fully washed, fermented for 24-48 hours, then soaked in clean water for an extra 24 hours before being spread to dry on African raised beds for 12-14 days. It’s a coffee we use for our Filter option and is roasted to a level light enough to bring out the delicate flavours in the brew.