Region: Yirgacheffe: Kore, Kochere
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Altitude: 1795-1900 meters
Process Method: Natural
Notes: Red Currant, Lime, Raspberry Lemonade
Kore is the village, or kebele, where this coffee is grown and processed, in the Kochere “district” or woreda within Yirgacheffe. Kore is about 25 kilometers from the center of Yirgacheffe Town.
Until recently, coffee grown by smallholders and co-ops in Ethiopia were required to be sold through the ECX (Ethiopia Commodity Exchange), where lots were classified by general region, quality (Grade 1–5), and escaped of most of their traceability. In March of 2017, the prime minister of Ethiopia approved a reform allowing co-operatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly, which allows for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia.
Greater traceability allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out, and opens the potential for partnerships on a more micro level, with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community, to select out special lots.
– Cafe Imports