This micro-lot comes from the Biloya washing station in a the town of Kore Biloya. Part of the Yirgacheffe coffee area, the coffee here is grown in red-brown fertile soil under the shade of many tree species including the Ethiopian banana. These small-holder coffee farmers grow their coffee trees between 1700-2000 meters above sea level.
Flavor notes: Floral, Peach, Blood Orange
Varietals: Kurume, Dega, Wolisho
Yirgacheffe is considered by many to be the birthplace of coffee and the coffee trees grown in the region are a naturally occurring mix of heirloom varietals cultivated among other species in coffee gardens and coffee forests. Washed Coffee was introduced to Ethiopia in the 1970s, and Yirgacheffe was the location of the first wet processing mill.
In the southern region of Ethiopia, farmers pick coffee selectively, harvesting only ripe cherries individually by hand. Pickers rotate among the trees every eight to ten days, choosing only the cherries which are at peak ripeness.