This is a natural processed coffee from Zelelu Ararso, “Zel” whom at 58 years, is a returning participant in the Single Farmer Lots Program made available by the ECX (Ethiopian Coffee Exchange). This year’s naturally processed lot, fully sundried by the Addis Ketema cooperative, of which Zelelu is a member has produced an exemplary natural coffee: huge notes of strawberry and blueberry will greet you when you open this bag and grind the coffee!!! For more information about Zelelu and the ECX please read below ….
Flavor Notes – Blueberry, strawberry, cocoa. aromatically impressive, clean, viscous
Recommended brew method
V60 pour over
Details: 25 grams coffee, 340 grams of water, water temp 200 f, 3:30 brew period, a minimum of 5 pulses of water
Addis Ketema, and Zelelu’s home, are found in the Wenago district of the coveted Gedeo Zone– the narrow section of plateau dense with savvy farmers whose coffee is known as “Yirgacheffe”. Wenago is a small district that sits between Dilla, the mighty university city and coffee transit hub at the northern tip of Gedeo, and Yirga Chefe, in the heart of the zone, whose diminutive stature holds back none of its legendary global presence. Zelelu is an accomplished individual, even by the standards of Gedeo, whose dense farming and processing landscape has a reputation for competitive farmers. He has earned model farming awards at local and state levels for working with the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) to pioneer single farmer exports; the efforts of which helped like-minded farmers throughout Yirgacheffe’s union achieve direct sale and see their coffees priced and roasted with just about unprecedented transparency. In addition, Zelelu educates his children to a college level and will soon be processing his own harvests. Much respect.
Flavor Notes – Blueberry, strawberry, cocoa