Single Origin Africa
Halo Beriti Washing Station, Ethiopia
Halo Beriti is a washing station situated in the highlands of Gadeb, Yirgacheffe. The station serves a community of 750 smallholder producers, who deliver their coffee in cherry form. This traditional village style of farming is typical of Ethiopia, where most farmers own less than 1/2 hectare of land, where they grow commodities as a collective community. The heirloom varieties grown throughout Ethiopia are truly unique and diverse.
Coffees in Ethiopia are typically traceable to the washing station level, where smallholder farmers—many of whom own less than 1/2 hectare of land, and as little as 1/8 hectare on average—deliver cherry by weight to receive payment at a market rate. The coffee is sorted and processed into lots without retaining information about whose coffee harvest is in which bag or which lot.
This particular lot is part of a "special preparation" in which hand-sorting was done repeatedly throughout the receiving and drying process, ensuring that only perfect coffees made it into the bags.
We’re tasting lemon, floral tea, smooth milk chocolate
Region: Gedeb, Yirgacheffe
Farmers: Various smallholders
Altitude: 2100-2300 m
Varietal: Ethiopia Heirloom
Our roast days are Monday and Thursday.