Farmer: Boji Washing Station
Origin: Kochere, Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe
Process: Washed Process
The Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia is known for producing some of the best, fruit-forward coffees in the world. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and this region boasts a field blend of various indigenous heirloom varieties. The Gedeo Zone produces as much as 30% of all of the Yirgacheffe region and is a major component of the local economy.
The Boji washing station pulls coffees grown in and around the villages of Kore, Ch'elelek'tu, and Kochere - not far from the center of Yirgacheffe. The soil in this region is well hydrated with a red-brown clay consistency, producing desirable coffees with tea, citrus, and stone fruit notes. The Boji Washing Station ferments cherries for roughly 12 hours before depulping with spring water and drying on raised beds.