Due south of the famed Yirgacheffe town (not to be confused with the Yirgacheffe district, or the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union), lies the Gedeb town in - one of our favorite coffee-producing regions - the Gedeb district.
We’re not sure if it’s thanks to the fact that coffee can be found growing as high as 2,400 meters above sea level, or the slightly-greater average parcel size of the Gedeb farmer (leading to a higher-level of investment and ownership in his produce), or both - but we find coffees from this region to be characterized by the most dynamic bouquets of florals and warming spices of them all.
This privately owned washing station from Daniel Mijane is located deep in the Gedeo zone, near the town of Worka Sakaro. Having recently introduced shade drying at his mill, the typical drying period is around 18 days on raised beds. This attention to detail and careful drying leads to more complexity and the delicate floral notes found in this coffee.
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