ETHIOPIA - Banko Gotiti Mekuria Merga Gedeb #2 (Fully Washed)

ETHIOPIA - Banko Gotiti Mekuria Merga Gedeb #2 (Fully Washed)

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Ethiopia - Banko Gotiti Mekuria Merga Gedeb #2 250g

A sweet and juicy washed Ethiopia from Yirgacheffe, with flavour notes of apricot, cranberry and vanilla. A delicate aroma of florals and ripe fruits, with earl grey tea-like characteristics.

Notes: Sweet with juicy fruits, flavour notes of apricot, cranberry and vanilla

Region: Banko Gotiti - Yirgacheffe
Producer: Mekuria Merga Gedeb
Elevation: 1950-2000masl
Variety: Heirloom
Process: Fully washed, dried on raised beds

Mekuria Merga Gedeb is a washing station near the town of Banko Gotiti in the Yirgacheffe region. It is named after its owner, Mekuria Merga. It boasts a proven experience in preparing very high-quality, Grade 1 specialty coffee

Mekuria, a highly respected coffee professional with 23 years of industry experience, owns three washing stations, two in the Yirgacheffe and one in the Guji area. Mekuria in 2018 established its own export company, named "Wete Ambela," to export the coffee prepared by its washing stations. Mekuria employs a total of 65 people in its washing stations and export office.

The Gedeb station prepares less than six containers of coffee each year, of which about half are washed.

The coffee cherries, freshly harvested strictly by hand, are rigorously examined to remove the unripe or overripe ones before being delivered to the washing station for processing. Mekuria generally pays a bonus, well above market prices, for high-quality cherries.

Skin and pulp are immediately mechanically removed at the washing station using a depulper. The first fermentation takes place in water for 72 hours, then the cherries are washed and again selected by density. A subsequent maceration in clean water for 12 hours precedes the drying phase, carried out on raised beds for 12-15 days. During this phase, the beans are continuously turned and covered in the hottest hours of the day and night.