Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Gr1
Natural Process, Organic, FairTrade
Producer: Niguse Jilo
Grade: Grade 1
Screen Size: 14/17
Process Method: Natural
Packaging: Coffee bags with valve
Tasting Notes: Sweet raisin and grape juice up front, with berry and apple acidity that lingers in a malt, chocolate and hazelnut finish.
Cupping Score: Internal Score: 85.2
A little bit about this single origin coffee producer, Niguse Jilo.
Niguse is a second generation farmer whose farm is located in Halo Bariti rural village. The area is relatively new with less than 40 years of coffee cultivation.
The coffee cherries are sundried on raised beds. It usually takes between 17-21 days to dry to an acceptable moisture level of around 11% in volume depending on weather conditions during the period. In November however, it takes longer due to the increase in wet weather and overall moisture present during the rainy season.
As this is a single producer lot, it isn’t really feasible to engage in community development of significant scale. However, Niguse Jilo’s improvement on his farm practices, such as yield improvement and quality improvement, have set an example for other farmers in the area.
South Nations Nationalities and People's Region (SNNPR), Gedeo Zone, Gedeb District, Halo Bariti rural village