Hambela Qirtira Goyo, Ethiopia
Harvested: Winter 2019
Variety: Heirloom Varieties
Location: Guji Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Tastes Like: red currant, violet, raspberry jam
Grown by: Qirtira Goyo Village Producers
In the forests of Oromia, within the Guji zone, lies Qirtira Goyo village. At Qirtira Goyo, cherries from relatively young coffee trees are picked at peak maturity and processed nearby at the Gemede Dekama washing station; because the washing station is so close, transportation of ripe cherry is not only accessible but allows for immediate processing as soon as cherries reach optimal maturity, leading to an exceptionally clean cup and remarkable shelf-life. The focus and dedication of this group translates directly into incredible cup quality, showcasing explosive fruit like tangerine and raspberry, ethereally clean acidity, and elegant florals like wildflower honey.