This is a washed processed coffee from various small producers that contribute their cherries to the Banko Gotiti washing station. Banko is in the Gedeb district of the Gedeo Zone, where Yirgacheffe is located. There are about 300 members that contribute a mix of heirloom ethiopian varieties for quality sorting and processing. This particular lot of coffee was a special preparation lot that was performed at the washing station that included a more rigorous sorting of cherries from beginning to end of the process. The coffee was cleaned and depulped, fermented for 48–72 hours before being washed, then given a soak for 8–16 hours before being washed again. It was dried on raised beds for 9–12 days. All of the extra preparation shows in the cup with it's clean sparkling profile.
Flavor profile: Apricot, cherry hard candy, jasmine
Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
Elevation: 1600 - 2300masl
Importer: Café Imports