ETHIOPIA

Melese Wolde, Shantawane, Natural, Grade 1

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Additional information

Country

Continent

Region

Sidama Bensa Shantawane

Community Name

MELESE WOLDE

Processing Method

Arrival Date

July 2023

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

87.25, cranberry and cassis aroma, jasmine and honeysuckle., juicy white peach, tangy guava

Elevation

2250

Varietals

74158

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months

Description

Melese Wolde’s farm in Shantawane developed a reputation for quality after winning a competition through one of the major specialty importers twice—an importer who never, in the end, showed up to buy the coffee. Melese is a farmer through and through, he told us, as we stood in his warehouse to avoid the rain, his coffee sleeping protected under plastic tarpaulins on his raised beds. He said would have happily continued to sell his farm’s cherry to private washing stations if the government had not given him the ability to get his own export license—which he did, in 2018. His son, the oldest of his six children, helps him and runs the harvest.