Ethiopia Chelelektu Yirga Cheffe

The cup has amazing sweetness and body, and brews beautifully. City to City+ roasts are honeyed, and have sweet citrus juice notes like orange juice and lemonade. Fruited note flourish at City+ roast with apricot, white peach, and Rainier cherry. Roasting closer to full city brings out tropical fruits such as pineapple, dragon fruit, and cherimoya. This coffee's finish is so sweet, and with a clean, hibiscus tea element. City to City+.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jun 20 2013
Lot size 150bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade 1
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ is the best, brightest, sweetest cup. Darker roasts are nice too with tropical fruit - great as SO espresso.
Weight 1 LB
We were very excited to receive more great samples from the Chelelektu washing station this year. This lot is made up of several small lots from around the small town of Ch'elelek'tu in the Kochere Woreda of Yirga Cheffe. Kochere has produced some of my favorite Yirga Cheffe coffees in the past, with a highly aromatic cup and intense, lively brightness. I noticed on my visits to the area that many of the more remote locations from the main Southern road (the 6) have the old, heirloom Yirga Cheffe cultivars in production. This lot was prepared to Grade 1 standards, and the altitudes of area farms range from 1800 to 2000 meters, with approximately 600 small holder farmers contributing to this lot.
This is one of those coffees that you feel like you can't throw enough adjectives at - intense, floral, beautiful, bracing...yes, the list is very long, and the coffee is deserving! Light roasts have perfumed florals and tropical fruit notes of fresh mango and passion fruit. A scent of browning sugar is bolstered with roast and at Full City the sweetness is deep and there is a culmination of orange peel and five spice. Hot water brings up a smell of green melon in the steam, with a strong backbone of panella sugar. The coffee crust that forms at the top of the glass is so sweet it smells like candy - butterscotch, maple, and caramel. Breaking the crust releases a strong smell of jasmine flower and vanilla extract. The cup has amazing sweetness and body, and brews beautifully. City to City+ roasts are honeyed, and have sweet citrus juice notes like orange juice and lemonade. Fruited note flourish at City+ roast with apricot, white peach, and Rainier cherry. Roasting closer to full city brings out tropical fruits such as pineapple, dragon fruit, and cherimoya. This coffee's finish is so sweet, and with a clean, hibiscus tea element.