Ethiopia

Genji Challa Lot #1

A gorgeous selection of coffee delivered to Telila CWS by farmers from the Genji Challa community in Gera, Jimma. This lot is exceptionally clean and delightfully bright. It shows articulate notes of keylime, stewed stone fruit, and musk melon.

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Genji Challa Washed Lot #1

Specs

Producers   Mike Mamo and farmers from Genji Challa

Station         Telila CWS

Region         Woreda Gera, Jimma

Varieties       JARC 74112

Process         Washed

Altitude         2000 masl

Importer     Osito

Story

Telila

Telila CWS is a relatively new washing station, with this being only their third year of production. The station is located in Kecho Anderacha, Jimma. The station is owned and operated by Mike Mamo of Addis Exporter. Telila has a strong focus on quality control and experimentation, producing impeccably clean washed lots along with honeys, naturals and anaerobics. Telila’s lots are unique in Ethiopia in two different ways; first, each lot is built exclusively with cherries from the single kebele from which the cherry came. Secondly, the parchment coffee is stored in sealed bags, which is in fact, a first for Ethiopia that required government approval. This innovative step is indicative of the meticulous quality control measures put in place by Mike and his team.

Jimma

Jimma is located in Southwestern Ethiopia, just north of the world-famous Yirgacheffe region. Jimma is home to the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC), the organization which has been responsible for much of the work done in Ethiopia to identify and propagate disease resistant varieties across the country. Traditionally, coffee from Jimma has been referred to as Limmu and categorized by the ECX as either Limmu A or Illuababora B, depending on where in the region they originate from. Since Telila is located in Woreda Gera, its coffees would be considered Limmu A.

JARC 74112

​​74112 is one of six selections that were approved for release in 1974 as part of a CBD-resistance (Coffee Berry Disease) selection program. During the 1970's, researchers from the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre searched the forests in the Illuababora zone for CBD-resistant mother trees. Today 74112 has been widely distributed across most growing regions in the country.

 

Washed

After the outer cherry is removed using a five disc pulper, the coffee is wet fermented overnight before the final wash in long channels. Next, the coffee is transferred to raised beds for upwards of 14 days of drying

Importer

Osito

FOB Pricing

What's this?

FOB: "Freight on board," usually the price paid to the coffee exporter for coffee ready to ship. This includes price paid to the producer as well as milling, warehousing and transportation costs plus any intermediaries' fees and export costs.

Farmgate: the price paid by the exporter or other buyer to the producer or producer organization.

3.60 USD per lb

Lot Size

Total lot size 5,100kg. Subtext purchased 240kg

Relationship Length

This is the third year that Osito has worked Telila CWS, and the second year Subtext has purchased coffee from Telila.

Quality

Subtext cupping score of 87

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