We’re excited to bring you another awesome coffee from Ethiopia, this time named Genji Challa. This is a washed lot from the Telila washing station which is located at around 2000 masl in Kecho Anderacha, Gera, in the Jimma region.
The cherries are sourced from the surrounding Kebeles (neighborhoods) and the lots are named after the Kebele’s from which the coffee is grown. This specific lot is from the Genji Challa Kebele.
The station is owned and run by Mike Mamo, a partner in Osito Coffee pushing to improve quality at the mill. For instance, where most washing stations build lots exclusively on the process used and the location the cherries are delivered, Telila goes a step further and also separates lots based on the day the coffee cherries were delivered. Mike and the team also store all their parchment in hermetically sealed bags – a first for Ethiopia. This particular lot is pulped, washed, and laid to dry on traditional beds.
The cherries that are delivered to the Telila coffee station are a combination of Gibirinna 74110 and Serto 74112. Both of these are from the Metu Bishari selections made in the forest of the same name in the Illubabur Zone by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in 1974. They were specifically selected for their resistance to coffee berry disease.
This is a beautiful washed coffee. You can expect notes of blackberry, blueberry, and honey.