Ethiopia Boji – Filter
Region: Kochere Woreda, Yirgacheffe
Notes: Cherry, red wine, marshmallow.
While Ethiopia is famous as coffee’s birthplace, today it remains a specialty coffee industry darling for its incredible variety of flavors. While full traceability has been difficult in recent history, new regulations have made direct purchasing possible. Boji is a washing station located in the Kochere woreda. Kochere is a coffee growing area close to the town of Yirgacheffe, home to some of the most-loved coffees in the world. Natural processing at the station follows the traditional Ethiopian methods. First, cherry is floated and visually checked for underripes, overripes and damaged. After washing cherry in clean water, workers transfer them straight to the drying field. After a few days, cherry is adjusted so that it sits in a slightly thicker layer, which helps slow the drying process.
Net weight 250gr
Region: Kore Beloya, Yirgacheffe
Notes: Raspberry, apricot, black tea.
Yirgacheffe is a district in Southern Ethiopia’s Sidamo region, which widely recognized as one of coffee’s ‘birth regions.’ Washed coffees coming from this district are so well-known that Yirgacheffe is considered its own micro-region. Biloya washing station is located at 1720 meters above sea level. Over 300 farmers deliver cherry grown in the surrounding area. The distinct wet and dry seasons create prime conditions for coffee processing. Farming methods in the region remain largely traditional. farmers typically intercrop their coffee plants with other food crops. This method is common among smallholders because it maximizes land use and provides food for their families. To capitalize on the magnificent climate, that station provides training to help farmers produce better quality cherry.
Net weight 250gr
Region: Nyeri Country, Central Kenya
Variety: SL 28, SL 34
Notes: Grapefruit, lemon curd, rhubarb crumble.
The Kamwangi factory is situated in the Kirinyaga district of Central Province. The nearest town is Ngairiama and Kamwangi factory is affiliated to the Ngairiama FCS cooperative. There are nearly 1000 members in this cooperative who each have around 250 coffee trees growing alongside maize, banana trees, macadamia trees and beans. The cooperative is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its members by increasing the coffee production and also improving the quality of the coffee processed. The cooperative is Rainforest Alliance certified which has led to better access to training along with greater transparency for the members. There has also been a credit system developed to assist with pre-financing for the cooperative members who can use it to purchase farm inputs or to pay.
Net weight 250gr.