Kolla Bolcha, Ethiopia
Harvested: Winter 2018
Variety: Heirloom varieties
Location: Jimma, Ethiopia
Tastes Like: oolong tea, pineapple, citrus
Grown by: Kata Muduga Union Cooperative Farmers
The Jimma Zone is home to some of our favorite Ethiopian coﬀees. When we heard that a new cooperative from the esteemed Kata Muduga Union was preparing to sell their ﬁrst harvest, we were more than eager to get some samples!
Currently this cooperative processes the coﬀees of some 400 local member farmers. The coﬀee is washed and graded through the use of channels that separate the coﬀee by density. To ﬁnish the drying process, the coﬀee is moved into the sunlight for 1-2 weeks until the moisture stabilizes and the coﬀee is ready to mill and export. Extreme care is taken at every step of the process.
Look for classic Ethiopian ﬂorality and fruit forward body, with a unique zestiness that really sets this harvest apart.