Our Rocko Mountain Reserve this year is from Falcon Coffees. With the help of the team in Addis, we have been sourcing coffees that truly represent the communities of the area by trying to gather different lots from different groups of smallholders on the Idido side of the Rocko Mountain. With the support of Siz Agro we have been able to connect and source this magnificent natural processed coffee from three distinct groups.
This particular lot represents the hard work and dedication from the people that live and grow coffee in the Bogale Woreda (neighbourhood), they utilise 10.1 hectares of semi-forest land dedicated to coffee under the shade of native trees such as Acacia and Cardia Africa.
The community deliver their cherries to the central drying station in Yirgacheffe town, where our partner in the area Siz Agro has been collecting and processing the lots since 2017. They have invested in one farm and 8 washing stations to try to improve quality and traceability where single communities can vertically integrate in the supply chain. Siz Agro has been pre-financing farmers communities during the off season to help them improve their production and picking.
The lots are processed as a traditional dry natural. They are carefully inspected for any overripe or immature fruit on the sorting table before being carefully laid on raised beds and turned every twenty minutes. The cherries are covered during the hotter part of the day which is normally between 11AM until 3PM to prevent fast drying, and the drying time can vary from 14 to 18 days depending on humidity.
This is a favourite with the team at roasted and is the new go to morning brew.
- Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Blueberry, Milk Chocolate
- Altitude: 2050 – 2150 masl
- Region: Haricha Woreda, Godeo Zone
- Process: Natural
- Varietal: Heirloom