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Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1950-2100 MASL
Producer: Heyilu Butiya
Flavor Notes: Grape, Dark Cherry, Golden Syrup
This single farmer lot comes from the Jemijemo village in Yirgacheffe where it is produced by Heyilu Butiya on his 8.5 hectare farm. It is sundried, and processed at the Abebe Muligeta station in Addis Ababa. This late season natural is a satisfyingly sweet cup with a syrupy mouthfeel and a pleasant acidity.
Single farmer lots are intriguing for us, and for many coffee drinkers – by limiting a lot to one farm, it’s possible to taste varietal, farming practices, and production quality more clearly. It also raises questions of economics; these single farmer lots are often much harder to find because of how difficult it can be to make economics work. The c-price has been dangerously low for several years, with no signs of improving. This puts a huge amount of pressure on producers to make their coffee as profitable as possible, which in many cases is an impossible task. The Specialty Coffee Association published a report at the end of 2019 breaking down this crisis and laying out a response, found here. It is a great resource to begin understanding the direction our coffee world is heading, and how to think about your morning cup in a different light.