ISRAEL DEGFA, Dimtu Hambella
This fully washed coffee from one of Israel’s washing stations is clean, complex and sparkly! We get flavours of blackberry, green apple and lavender.
CULTIVAR: Landrace Varieties
LOCATION: Hambella Dhekbor, Guji, Oromia
ALTITUDE: 1,850 - 2,200 masl
Our second coffee this year from Israel and his company Kerchanshe who own a variety of mills, washing stations and private farms across the coffee producing regions of Ethiopia. Part of the profit from their coffees is reinvested in the Ethiopian coffee community. The work of Kerchanshe stretches far beyond coffee, too. Israel has set up the Buna Qala Charity and a smallholder membership scheme that reinvests profits back into community projects and healthcare, education, agricultural and financial incentives.
This coffee is produced in the Woreda of Hambella Wamenna in the Guji region. The washing station employs 33 permanent members of staff with around 350 seasonal workers joining the team during harvest season. This lot is comprised of coffees collected from 361 local smallholders. The contributing farmers are all registered and a part of the Kerchanshe support network set up by Israel.
The high altitudes in this growing region allow the cherries to mature slowly, resulting in denser coffee seeds with sparkling acidity and a complex cup profile.