Gedeb is another outstanding coffee from Yirgacheffe this year, which is having one of its best seasons in recent memory. We find it bursting with Riesling grape flavors, paired with the subtle floral qualities of elderflower and black tea. We would describe it as punchier and more juicy than Hade Molecha, our other Yirgacheffe coffee from this year.
The many smallholder farmers that contributed to this lot all pick their cherry at peak ripeness, which is much more simply said than done. This entails multiple pickings throughout the season, as all the coffee ripens at different times, which means many trips to the cooperative washing station. The growers carry their crop on their shoulders, on a donkey’s back, or even in the back of a 3 wheeled taxi if necessary.
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