For those of you who are not aware, Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, where for many years, and still to this day, has grown wild in many regions.  Through our relationship with Dominion Trading, we offer three uniquely distinct and different origin coffees known as Kochere, Harrar and Yirgacheffe.  All the coffee is hand- picked.  No chemicals or herbicides are used.  The farmers can’t afford the certifications nor the herbicides.  The washing plants are supplied by hundreds of farmers who walk to the washing plant carrying the coffee in baskets or sacks.  Their farms are very small, most are 1 hectare or less.

Yirgacheffe Idido

Producers: Small lot growers as listed above

Varietal: Heirloom

Altitude: 1800 + Meters

Harvest Season: March-July

Processed: Water processed at the Alemayehu Yirdaw Processing station

Cupping Profile: Aroma of sweet lemon, layers of milk chocolate, lively lemon and citrus flavors with a slight bergamot texture.  Medium in body and finishes sweet.

 

Kochere Biloya

Producers: Small lot growers

Varietal: Heirloom

Altitude 1800 meters

Harvest Season March-July

Processed: Water processed at the Leggesse Kebede Plant

Cupping Profile: Aroma of milk chocolate, sweet lemon, the cup having a medium body and a well-rounded lemon and citrus flavor with just the right amount of chocolate.  The coffee finishes smooth and leaves you with the desire for another cup.

Additional Notes: This coffee, coming from the Yirgacheffe region is often times confused.  Kochere, is grown at a slightly higher elevation and is more of a “premium” coffee from this region.  The farmers, receive a higher wage when bringing this coffee to the plant.

 

 

Ethiopian Harrar Arsi Gololecha

Producers: Small growers, bring to the processing plant for processing

Varietal: Heirloom

Harvest Season: Feb-June

Altitude: 1450 meters

Processed: Natural process at the Tb Sebeta processing facility near Dira Dawa

Cupping Profile: Harrar is best noted as drinking a cup of chocolate covered blueberries and this coffee is no exception.  Full in body and flavors of dark chocolate and blueberry, this cup will amaze you and if you compliment it with a favorite chocolate dessert, you will be the popular one at the party.

Additional Notes On These Coffees

Dominion Trading Company (DTC) has been personally involved with the Ethiopian coffee farmers and their communities for 11 years.  Over that time, we have built relationships with thousands of  farmers, numerous processors, coffee and governmental officials.  Prior to the Government mandated Ethiopian Commodities exchange in 2009, DTC was directly involved in the Kebede Koomsa washing plant in Yirgacheffe and directly exported their coffee to the USA.  During that time this facility become known as leader in quality, transparency, traceability, environmental safe guards/remediation and community involvement.  Through the profits of DTC, it’s USA based non-profit ministry partner, New Covenant Foundation, has ministered to people in over 400 Ethiopian communities.  The  ministry focuses on 1)  supporting indigenous church planters who share Jesus Christ, disciple new believers and plant new churches and 2) supporting Ethiopian led community health education to over 750,000 people to-date.  This program covers a broad base of subjects from maternal and child care to HIV-AIDS, nutrition, water purification, sanitation, micro-business, women’s cycle of life and people with disabilities.

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