Ethiopia Genji Chala
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Ethiopia Genji Chala

Apricot, Hisbiscus, Oolong

Less than two years ago, the Genji Chala cooperative washing station was constructed on the edge of a wild forest in western Ethiopia. Our roast of their second harvest presents a deeply complex cup saturated with brown sugar sweetness and aromatic notes of hibiscus and dried apricot.

Coffee Details

Origin
Ethiopia
Region
Agaro
Elevation
1850-2100 meters
Cooperative
Nano Chala
Membership
Approx. 500
Producer
Kata Muduga Union
Varieties
Heirloom landraces
Harvest Period
October-December
Process
Washed

ABOUT THE COFFEE

Ethiopia Genji Chala

Genji Chala is an expansion of Nano Chala, one of the original washing stations established just over ten years ago by a partnership between USAID and Technoserve to fund infrastructure development in the woreda (district) of Agaro. Coffees from this region in southwestern Ethiopia were traditionally sun-dried and sold in bulk for low prices under a generic regional name. Thanks to the partnership, and to the implementation of highly water-efficient Penagos pulping equipment at each site, this area’s network of washing stations (now including Genji Chala) can reliably produce high-quality coffees and thus command higher prices in the market.

The past decade has established Agaro’s reputation for distinctive, high-quality washed coffees. We find they present a range of dried-fruit characteristics, along with a spiced floral nuance that defines their flavor provenance.

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