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Ethiopia Telila Genji Challa

$22.00

This selection from the Genji Challa village displays lots of bright citrus fruit flavors, with fresh figs, melon, and subtle florals in the finish.

Roast: Light
Producer: Members of Genji Challa community
Process: Fully Washed
Variety: Ethiopian Landraces

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Ethiopia Telila Genji Challa

Ethiopia Telila Genji Challa

$22.00

This selection from the Genji Challa village displays lots of bright citrus fruit flavors, with fresh figs, melon, and subtle florals in the finish.

Roast: Light
Producer: Members of Genji Challa community
Process: Fully Washed
Variety: Ethiopian Landraces

This selection from the Genji Challa village displays lots of bright citrus fruit flavors, with fresh figs, melon, and subtle florals in the finish.

Roast: Light
Producer: Members of Genji Challa community
Process: Fully Washed
Variety: Ethiopian Landraces

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Mike Mamo

COFFEE INFO

Ethiopia is quite possibly the most diverse country in the world of coffee production. It would seem there are endless possibilities for new flavor profiles to be discovered. Every village displays its own version of the “Classic Ethiopian Flavor” profile that we’ve come to know and love. Some areas tend to display more floral and tea-like coffees, while others display juicer and heavier-bodied profiles that taste equally outstanding. 

This particular coffee comes to us from the Genji Challa village in the Gera district of western Ethiopia. This area has gained a lot of attention thanks to the Technoserve project, which brought modern coffee-processing methods to this historically underserved area of Ethiopia. The result has been a flood of excellent and extremely flavorful coffees reaching us from this area, as well as farmers now having access to higher wages. This coffee follows the trend and displays a wide variety of flavors we’ve come to absolutely adore from our Ethiopian coffee selections each year. 

In the cup, we taste flavors of ripe summer citrus, fresh figs, and stone fruits, with mellow melon and floral flavors in the finish. This coffee is all-around sweet and easy to drink and makes an excellent summer cold-brew option.

PARTNERSHIP

This year has been extraordinarily difficult for sourcing coffee from Ethiopia. A myriad of factors have contributed to this, and so far we have not come across many outstanding options from Ethiopia. In years past, we would taste around 20 different options, and select 3-4 that we felt best fit what we were looking for. This year we’ve tasted close to 30, and this coffee from Genji Challa has been the only Ethiopian coffee we’ve approved thus far. 

We sourced this coffee from our friends at Osito Coffee, who export and import coffee throughout the Americas and East Africa with an emphasis on farmer-to-roaster relationships. In Ethiopia, Osito has partnered with the legendary Mike Mamo who owns and operates the Telila Washing Station. 

In Ethiopia, ripe coffee cherries are picked daily during harvest season and delivered to local washing stations, where the farmers are paid and the cherries are further processed for the coffee roasters’ use. The attention paid to processing and sorting at a washing station can make or break the final quality of a coffee, thus working with great washing stations always results in amazing coffees on our menu. Mike and his team have done an excellent job creating not only delicious coffees but creating a meaningful impact for the farmers and their families. 

10c of the purchase cost for this coffee is directly donated back to the Kacho Tulla Primary School which is located nearby the washing station. 

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