Tag: Yirgacheffe

Slingshot Coffee Company // Slingshot Cold Brew Concentrate

Slingshot Coffee Company // Slingshot Cold Brew Concentrate

Ethiopia Idido is famous in the world of Ethiopian Coffee. Named for the village located just a few kilometers from the cooperative and mill that were among the first in the world to craft meticulously prepared natural processed coffees under the name ‘Idido Misty Valley’. […]

Slingshot Coffee Company // Slingshot Cold Brew

Slingshot Coffee Company // Slingshot Cold Brew

Ethiopia Idido is famous in the world of Ethiopian Coffee. Named for the village located just a few kilometers from the cooperative and mill that were among the first in the world to craft meticulously prepared natural processed coffees under the name ‘Idido Misty Valley’. […]

Tinker Coffee // Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

Tinker Coffee // Ethiopia Gelana Abaya

Since 2008, much (if not most) of Ethiopia’s coffee goes anonymously through the privately owned, government-warehoused Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). Aside from cooperatives and large estates, coffees are sold through the ECX to exporters and in the processes rebranded by region.

Or…more or less by region.

This lot was marked “Gelana Abaya”, which used to be a district of the Oromia region in the southern zone of Borena; now, Gelana and Abaya are separate districts, but coffee from either of the two can still be marked as “Gelana Abaya.”  Most likely, this coffee came from an area that is nestled between Lake Abaya on the West and the town of Yirgacheffe on the East.

Unfortunately we don’t know who produced this great coffee. The ECX does promise, at least, that the farmer gets paid 80% of the final export price, which means (s)he probably got paid well for it.

Unfortunately, though, we can’t be sure.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Ethiopia Gelana Abaya, from Tinker Coffee in Indianapolis, Indiana. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THEDETAILS:

origin: Doko Chere, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
farm: Gelana Abaya Wet Mill
producer: smallholder farmers
association: Ethiopia Commodity Exchange
elevation: 1800 – 2000 meters above sea level
cultivars: Ethiopia Heirloom
process: fully washed, raised bed dried

CUPPINGNOTES

The aroma of this Ethiopia Gelana Abaya is very reminiscent of, quite surprisingly, Lipton Brisk Iced Tea; specifically Lipton Brisk Iced Tea. Sweet tea, lemon, sugar, honey, and tropical fruit.

FINALTHOUGHTS

*content courtesy of Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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Mountain Air Roasting // Ethiopia Chelelektu

Mountain Air Roasting // Ethiopia Chelelektu

Buying from Ethiopia continues to be a challenge. The cupping table always shows some amazing coffees; however, buying through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange continues to be difficult for buyers who require some traceability or back story with the coffees they’re interested in. So, you have to […]

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Worka

Kickapoo Coffee Roasters // Ethiopia Worka

This is the second year that the Worka Cooperative has been crafting Grade 1 Lots for export. They did this by working with a dedicated crew of farmers who picked beautifully ripe, perfect cherries. After the meticulous picking, this lot spent some extra time at […]