Bale Mountain, Ethiopia (170g)


Process: Natural
Notes: Cherry Cola, Floral & Tropical

One of the highlights of our coffee buying is receiving lots from Bale Mountain. We’ve been buying coffee from Israel Degfa since we started in 2016 and have been thrilled to have had access to some of the lots from West Arsii one of his latest projects. This very remote area isn’t best known for its coffee grown, but in many respects, is one of the best kept secrets in the context of Ethiopian coffee.

Israel has around 100 hectares here, spread across varying altitudes, with the nursery growing seedlings of various varietals at the lowest level to protect them from frost. They are only processing naturals here, and with only 52 drying tables, frequently have to use a nearby washing station to assist with the processing.

We are very committed to this project and year on year continue to see an increase in investment in the project and a consequent incremental increase in the quality of the coffee coming from it.

Origin: Ethiopia
Producer: Israel Degfa
Varieties: Heirloom
Harvest: 2019
Location: Bale Mountain
Region: West Arsi
Elevation: 1700-2000m