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Ethiopia Tariku Mengesha Yirgacheffe Natural

£9.90

Pineapple, guava, strawberry. Sweet and fruity with a bracing citric acidity.

Tariku Mengesha farm is located in the Banko Chelchele kebele (neighbourhood) of Gedeb woreda, south of Yirgacheffe and just west of the bulgy border with the vast Oromia region.

The farm is as basic as a coffee farm can be - simple and basic agronomic practices are followed to keep the field free of weeds. Pulse crops are grown in between the coffee trees to maintain the fertility of the soil.

The coffee was processed with the help of Tesfaye Roba, himself a Eithiopan Cup Winner.

This Lot is a traditional Natural process - first soaking the cherries to remove allimmature, floaters, overripe and foreign matters and than drying on raised beds for 28 days.

An interesting note: While coffee is Mengesha’s primary income, which he uses to support his family that includes 10 children (3 boys and 7 girls), healso grows navy beans and false banana, called “enset,” which produce no edible fruit but whose root and heart (rhizome and pseudostem, if you want to be botanically accurate) can be harvested. The average enset matures in four or five years, and the plant can provide around 80 lbs of starchy food, usually fermented underground for up to a year, after which the doughy substance can keep for up to a decade. While the fibers in the heart of the plant canbe boiled, the most popular iteration is a fermented enset “bread” or “cheese,” called “kocho” – quite strong and foreign to the western palate, but a staple in Southern Ethiopia.

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness.
 
Altitude
1800 - 2200 masl
Process
Natural
Producer
Tariku Mengesha
Region
Gedeb Woreda
Weight
250g
Price
£9.90
  • Ethiopia Tariku Mengesha Yirgacheffe Natural