ETHIOPIA KAFFA ANDERACHA HONEY PREP. GR.1
This coffee is refined and unique with extremely delicate notes of hibiscus, cherry candy, peach nectar, cinnamon and black Cavendish. One intriguing feature of the Anderacha Village coffee is its uniformity. We rarely encounter such consistency in bean shape, screen size and evenness in roasting. No doubt, excellent harvesting and sorting protocols contribute to these qualities. What we find in the Anderacha Village coffee is a uniformity that resembles more singular genetic variety.
About this coffee
Anderacha Village coffee only began being introduced to the world stage within the past few years. The adaptation of coffee in high land and the discovery of Gesha in south western Ethiopia near Anderacha turned a few influential investor's to invest in coffee sector in this region. From this, many higher end coffees from these areas became recognized by farm (like Gesha villege, Gemadro, Duyina).
Honey preparation is what contributes to a coffee’s all-natural sweet taste. This practice consists of depulping and washing the coffee, but carefully leaving it to dry with a layer of mucilage around the beans. This technique preserves the coffee’s natural sugars giving it a sweeter, less acidic taste with delightful notes of jasmine, cedar wood, and citrus.
Year of Establishment: 2011, First Harvest 2015.
Location: The Estate is located at 630KM to South Western Ethiopia in Sheka zone, Anderacha Village, adjacent to Gemadro coffee plantation. The rolling hills and valleys are covered with indigenous forests and are overflowing with crystal clear rivers.
Rainfall : The area is blessed with 1900 mm of annual rainfall distributed over nine to ten months. This eliminates the risk of moisture stress and the land layout insures sufficient drainage.
Temperature : Ranges from 15⁰C (minimum) to 28⁰C (maximum). The area is frost free throughout the year.
Altitude and Soil : The Plantation is located in a high altitude area ranging from 1700m to 2000m. The high altitude in conjunction with the deep red, well drained and clay loam fertile soil, ensures premium high quality coffee and productivity.
Processing : The Plantation exclusively employs hand picking of ripened cherries insuring that only the finest beans are harvested. It is also equipped with a modern processing facility located on site ensuring that the fresh cherries are processed to the highest standards and in an environmentally friendly condition. Then milling, further cleaning, sorting and grading takes place in Addis Ababa.
Environmental Consciousness Crystal Clear Water: in addition to soil conservation the rivers and streams are kept pollution free.
Recycle and Reuse: the effluents from the washing stations are recycled while the pulp and husks are used as compost and fuel for artificial driers respectively.
Indigenous forests: the forests are kept intact covering the hills and gorges. The coffee trees are also grown under indigenous trees such as Wanza. Albizzia, Acacia and Ficus. This helps to maintain the bio-diversity and to prevent land degradation.