Ethiopia Chelbesa | washed
Located in Gedeo zone of the Gedeb district, Worka Chelbesa is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi forest vegetation structure encompassing false banana trees as well as shade grown coffee trees, Chelbesa is a great example of best coffee growing agro-ecology.
SNAP Specialty Coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 in a small hamlet called Danche within the Chelbesa Village with the hope of reaching out to purchasing exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa Village. Their ambition became a reality after completion of the project.
The fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built by ceramic which will help bring clarity in the coffee that they process as well as help fasten the fermentation through keep heat inside the ceramic.
This lots it has been put together with the production of 476 smallholders farmers delivering their cherries to the mill, in the area the most common type of soil is redbrown a particularly fertile type rich in iron and with high acidity content.
- Region: GEDEB, GEDEO
- Producer: SNAP SPECIALTY COFFEE
- Altitude: 1900 masl.
- Preparation: washed
- Variety: Wolisho and Dega | The Wolisho varietal is a typical ancient variety that is found in the highlands of Ethiopia. Dega is another regional landrace named for an indigenous tree. The wood of the Dega tree omits a sweet, fragrant aroma when burned for firewood, similar to the smell of coffee roasting. The Amharic word “dega” means “cool highland area,” which is also applicable to the agroecological conditions where Dega coffee grows.
Wolisho is yet another regional landrace named for a tree indigenous to Gedeo and the surrounding area. This tree bears large fruit with inconsistent yearly yields. Wolisho coffee has large cherries and long leaves.
- Crop: 2020
- SCA: 89,5
- Descriptors: CANTALOUPE MELON, LYCHEE, APRICOT WITH FLAVOURS OF BLACK TEA AND BERGAMOT AND ROUND CREAMY BODY