Tore Badiya Kochere Grade 1 Washed - Ethiopia
This bean absolutely blew us away when we first tasted it as a long slow pouring double espresso. It will work equally well in lighter roasts for filter/Aeropress brewing but it is probably best kept for black coffee as some may not enjoy the fruit notes under milk (I'm one of those people that do!!)
We can roast this slightly lighter than normal and it's perfect for filter coffee, Aeropress, V60, clever coffee dripper and also in the batch brewers etc or you can choose Espresso roast and it's amazing as espresso, but also works in a plunger, mokka pot (stovetop) and also through the Aeropress
- Village: Haniku
- Specific site: Chinchesi
- County: Kochere
- Zone: Gedeo
- Region: Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR)
- Variety: 74140, 744, 74158, Wolisho
- Established: 2018
- Altitude: 1800-2100masl
Importers Cup score: 88
Melkalati is named after the river that runs through the village of Tore Badiya in Abaya county, West Guji Zone. The company was officially established in 2018 and since then it has been operating in different coffee growing areas. So far the company has focussed on Guji and Gedeo coffees.
The company supplies both washed and natural coffees. Their washed coffee lots are produced at their own coffee washing stations built in Tore Badiya, Worqa and Dari Kojuwa villages. The company produces two natural coffee lots. The natural coffee lot produced at Haniku village in Kochere Woreda is traded as Tore Badiya while the natural coffee lot produced in Dari Kojuwa village in Hambella county, West Guji zone is marketed under the name of the village.
Smallholder coffee farmers in the respective villages and the surroundings deliver hand-picked coffee cherries directly to the respective coffee processing facilities owned by Melkalti Trading PLC. Once the farmers deliver the coffees, further quality improvement practice is carried out through manual labor to sort out under ripe, overripe and insect/pest damaged cherries. For both processing types, only well-ripen red cherries remain for further processing activities.