A honey process mix of Gibirinna 74110 and Serto 74112 varieties produced by smallholders in the Gera region of Ethiopia.
For our much anticipated first Ethiopian offering of the season, we’re really happy to share coffee for a second season from Telila Washing Station. Yukro showcases all of the bright citrus and elegant florals that we look for in the best Ethiopian coffees, and is complemented by a round, mouth-watering sweetness. This is a light, delicate and refreshing coffee which we find reminiscent of fresh citrus, apricot and jasmine.
Telila Coffee Washing Station is owned and operated by Mike Mamo, who is also a partner in Osito Coffee, our good friends with whom we source all of our Ethiopian coffee. This particular lot was produced by smallholders in the village of Yukro before being delivered to Telila for processing. In the pursuit of improving quality, Telila is innovating in many exciting ways. For instance, where most washing stations build lots exclusively on the process used and the location the cherries were delivered to, Telila goes a step further and separates lots based on the day the coffee cherries were delivered. Mike and the team also store all their parchment in hermetically sealed bags – a first for Ethiopia.
Most of the cherry being delivered are one of two varieties; Gibirinna 74110 and Serto 74112. Both of these are from the Metu Bishari selections made in the forest of the same name in the Illubabor Zone by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center in 1974. The Washing Station itself is located in Kecho Anderacha, Gera in the region of Jimma. A donation of 0.10$/lb will be made for every pound Osito Coffee purchases from Telila to the Kacho Tulla Primary School in the village of Kecho Anderacha. blossomcoffee.co.uk