Single Origin: Ethiopia Chelbessa

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Country: Ethiopia
Region: Yirgacheffe
Farm: Chelbessa Washing Station
Process: Natural 
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian Varieties
Elevation: 1900 - 2400 masl
Harvest: October - January

TASTING NOTES: Experience a symphony of fresh hibiscus, zesty lemon, and succulent honeydew flavors in every sip, balanced with a clean fruit-like sweetness and mellow tangy acidity.


Originating from the esteemed Chelbessa Washing Station in Yirgacheffe, one of the largest towns in Gedeb, this coffee is a testament to the rich coffee heritage of Ethiopia. Sourced from nearly 500 smallholder farmers, each bean is carefully cultivated on tiny plots, interwoven with the daily lives and traditions of the local community. These farmers, many of whom grow coffee as part of a diverse agricultural system, deliver their cherries to Chelbessa for meticulous sorting, weighing, and processing.

Adhering to organic practices, the coffee is naturally processed, where cherries are harvested, rinsed, and laid out on raised beds for drying - a process taking between 8 to 25 days, influenced by the region's weather. This natural method contributes significantly to the coffee's unique flavor profile.

Yirgacheffe's fame in the coffee world comes from its blueberry-tasting coffees, a result of the lush, tropical climate and the multitude of microregions, each contributing to the coffee's complex profile. At elevations ranging from 1600 to 2400 masl, these coffees are predominantly shade-grown, reflecting a commitment to environmentally conscious and sustainable farming practices.

This Single Origin Chelbessa, with its distinct flavors and rich heritage, is not just a coffee but a journey into the heart of Ethiopia's coffee culture, where coffee is not just a crop but a way of life, cultivated for centuries in what can best be described as coffee gardens. Rosso Coffee is proud to bring this unique and exquisite coffee to you, direct from the birthplace of Arabica coffee.​​.


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