Ethiopia Harrar Kubsitu Co-op Organic G4 Natural
Our Certified Organic Ethiopia Harrar comes from the Kirara, West Hararghe zone within the Oromia region of Ethiopia (east of Addis Ababa and west of the walled city of Harar). This coffee was cultivated by family owned farms organized under the Kubsitu Cooperative in Hararghe Zone. The Kubsitu co-op is a member of an independent union called Chercher Oda Bultum, an umbrella cooperative that was established in 2005. The union currently supports over 19,000 coffee farming families and provides financing, training and technical assistance to improve coffee quality as well as supporting other various agricultural and livestock systems for farmers. The Kubsitu co-op manages their own washing station where about 400 small producers bring their coffee cherries. Once the coffee is ready for export preparation the Kubsitu co-op works closely with Chercher Oda Bultum on marketing the coffee internationally and ensuring traceability.
The coffee cherries are grown from indigenous heirloom cultivars at 1,780 meters in vertisol (a clayey soil that occurs in regions with distinct wet and dry seasons). The cherries are processed full natural style. First meticulously sorted, then placed on raised drying beds in thin layers and dried in the fruit for 18 to 21 days. This crop is Certified Organic. Pleasant aroma with berry and chocolate nuances. Smooth, rich and deep. Winey and baked fruit notes of raspberry, cherry, plum and fig along with baker’s chocolate and pastry.
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