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Yirgacheffee Adado Washed B

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Country

Continent

Region

Yirgacheffe

Community Name

Adado, Legu Mill

Processing Method

Arrival Date

November 2021

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85.75 – Bergamot black tea, apricot, chocolate, lemon shortbread

Elevation

1900 – 2100 MASL

Varietals

Heirloom

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months

Description

In Yirgacheffe’s Gedeo Zone (halfway between Wenago and Bule) you’ll find Adado- a large wet mill about 1940 m above sea level. We connected to this community through Legu Trading PLC- a company that operates washings stations in the south along with a mill and export business in Addis. Sultan Legesse, a member of the Legu team, is an old friend of ours going back about 5 years now.

The washing station in Adado processes cherry from about 2000 smallholder farmers in the surrounding area. Each contribute fruit from their small 1 hectare or less farms. With farms this small, coffee is not the sole income for farmers in this area. Most also produce other fruits and vegetables both for income and for their personal subsistence.

Legu has done a lot to provide more consistent financial stability for this community. Not only through premiums for red ripe cherries, but also by hiring hundreds of members of the community to work at the washing station. We’re hoping to connect more closely with this washing station in the next harvest to see where we might be able to add some value to an already very successful organization.