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Ethiopia Hade Molecha

Ethiopia Hade Molecha

Hade Molecha represents a return to form for coffees from Yirgacheffe, sporting the delicate tea-like qualities and complex acidity that has brought coffee buyers to the region for years. This is an absolutely exquisite washed coffee, tasting of lemon, plum and chardonnay. Die hard Ethiopian fans must try this coffee, it will send you back to when you first tried Yirgacheffe.

Hade Molecha is a lot from the Aricha site in Yirgacheffe, Gedeo Zone, made up of many smallholders’ crops. Each producer grows between 2 and 10 hectares of coffee, only enough to produce up to 60 bags annually. Coffee production provides many with the means to send their children to school or buy clothing.

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About This Coffee

Flavors: Lemon, plum, chardonnay
Sourced from: Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia
Elevation grown: 1950 - 2100 meters
Producers: Smallholder farmers
Varietals: Local Landraces
Harvested: 2022
Process: Washed

Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia

Edging close to a two-lane road that
hosts at least as many free-ranging
goats, cattle and donkeys as it does
motorized vehicles, coffee trees
grow beneath the shade of the
ubiquitous enset (false banana).
With its distinctive burgundy central
stem and banana-tree like leaves,
this crop is a staple for the area

Dotting the landscape are round,
cone-roofed homes with traditional
construction of local wood or
bamboo coated with cement or mud
and roofed by natural fibers. Often
several fill a family’s small courtyard
alongside the more angular homes
made of the same materials, but
with square corners and roofs of
molded tin tiles in bright red, green
or blue. Small children under the
watchful eye of siblings and adults
hover near the open gate or chase
goats nearly as big as they are.

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