Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Ngelle Gorbitu
Ngelle Gorbitu produces around 60% washed coffee and 40% natural using 109 staff for the former but increasing their numbers with an additional 50 in order to maintain the quality for the natural. The cherries require regular turning in order to maintain an even speed in drying and stop any over fermented notes in coming through – and this translates as hands-on labour on the raised beds to do this. The 858 smallholders that form part of the co-op pick ripe cherries and bring them to the centralised washing station for processing and bagging in parchment. This is then rested before being dry-milled and bagged once sold, in to 60kg bags ready for export.
Apricot, Cherry Pomegranate.