Tropical Fruit – Black Tea – Blueberry Compote


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Roast Level:  Light

Farm: Boji Washing Station

Region: Village of Kore, Yirgacheffe

Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom

Altitude: 1795 – 1900 masl

Processing Method: Natural process, dried on raised beds

This coffee comes from Cafe Imports’ washing-station partners at Boji, which is in the village of Kore in the Yirgacheffe region.

Until recently, coffee grown by smallholders and co-ops in Ethiopia were required to be sold through the ECX, where lots were classified by general region, quality (Grade 1–5), and removed of almost all traceability. In March of 2017, the prime minister of Ethiopia approved a reform allowing co-operatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly, which allows for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia.

Greater traceability allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out, and opens the potential for partnerships on a more micro level, with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community, to select out special lots.


Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony from Cafe Imports on Vimeo.