Ethiopia Chelelectu

General Info:​


Trader: The Coffee Quest

Exporter: BNT Industry And Trading PLC

Origin: Ethiopia

Region: South Nation Nationality People (SNNP)

Zone: Gediyo;

District: Kochere;

Kebele/Area: Gololcha

Number of producers/growers: 650

Altitude: 1900-2100 masl

Soil: Fertile, red brown, well drainage, & 1.5m depth

Flowering period: Jan-Feb

Harvest period: Oct-Jan

Process: Natural

Sun Exposure: Shade grown

Average rainfal: 1800-2000mm

Average annual temperatures: 20-25C°

Miller Name: Kochore washing station

Supplier’s Name: Mersha Assefa

Varietal: Heirloom


Drying Method

For the natural process: the cherries are dried in the sun on so called „African drying beds“for approx. 18-21 days. In the daytime the cherries need to be raked permanently in order to ensure a consistent drying
process. In the day time , it will be coved from 12 to 3pm in order to protect hot sun, as well as, when the night comes, the beds are carefully covered to protect it from rain fall.