Hailing from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia, this coffee brings the fruit and doesn’t let up. A light body with rich flavor, this is a great introduction to a natural-process Ethiopian coffee.
Roast Level: Medium
Varietal: Heirloom Variety
Origin: Biloya Region
Farm: Collection of small farms
Altitude: 6,000 FT
Built in 2001, Biloya washing station processes nearly one million kg of coffee cherries per year from 211 contributing smallholder producers. 138 raised drying beds cover the 2.5 hectares of land. When ripe cherries arrive, they are hand sorted to separate the less dense cherries.
Biloya employs both men and women and the 211 smallholders delivering cherry to Biloya grow coffee on farms that average roughly 0.5-2 hectares in size with common shade trees Bibira, Cordia Africana, and the subsistence crop Ensete ventricosum.