Ethiopia G1 Konga Natural

Stone fruits, strawberry, apple
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Lot Number P8002161-3
Warehouse Liverpool, UK
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    About This Coffee

    This natural grade 1 lot is from Konga washing station owned by Takele Mammo in Konga, Yirgacheffe district. This coffee utilises a traditional natural process, whereby ripe cherries are dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12-15 days depending on ambient conditions. 

    Origin Ethiopia
    Subregion Yirgacheffe
    Producer Type Washing Station
    Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    Growing Altitude 1900m - 2100m
    Plant Species Arabica
    Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
    Screen Size 14 Up
    Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

    The Region

    Konga is a village (kebele) in Yirgacheffe district, in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ (SNNP) region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguised reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees. The indigenous ‘heirloom’ varietals - which grow wild in Ethiopia - are responsible for the unique flavour notes which make for an unusual but beautifully refined cup, characterised by strong citric acidity, sweet chocolate and floral/herbal notes of lavender, jasmine, bergamot and thyme.

    The Process

    This coffee utilises a traditional fully washed process, whereby ripe cherries are carefully selected via handpicking and floatation, de-pulped on the day of harvest, fermented for 36-48 hours and then thoroughly washed in clean water grading channels to remove any remaining mucilage.

    The coffee, still in its husk (parchment) is then dried in the sun on raised African beds for 12-15 days depending on ambient conditions. In the daytime the parchment needs to be raked and turned periodically to ensure a consistent drying process. The coffee is also covered between 12pm and 3pm to protect it from the hot sun, and at night time to protect it from rainfall and moisture. Once the coffee has dried to the right level it is transported to Addis Ababa for dry-milling, grading, intensive sorting and handpicking, before being bagged in GrainPro for export. 

    • Subregion Yirgacheffe
    • Producer Type Washing Station
    • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
    • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
    • Plant Species Arabica
    • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
    • Min Growing Altitude 1900m
    • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
    • Screen Size 14 Up
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    • CTRM Contract Number P8002161-3
    • Origin Ethiopia