Ethiopia TaltalchaApricot • Cream • Navel Orange •
Producing both washed and natural process coffees, we found the washed process coffee from Taltalcha to have a navel orange sweetness, as well as notes of apricot and other stone fruit. Expect a softer acidity and a very creamy, full mouthfeel.
- Producer: Abraham Bagasho
- Country: Ethiopia
- Region: Jirimtitti, Oda Shakiso
- Elevation: 1700-2100 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Local Heirloom, JARC
- Harvest Year: 2018/2019
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
Taltalcha washing station in Ethiopia is located in the Guji region, Oda Shakiso district. Owned by Abraham Bagasho, they are receiving and processing coffee cherries from over 120 farming families in the surrounding area.
Most of the farmers are producing coffee between 1700 - 2100 m.a.s.l, with the average producer’s farm being around 1 hectare in size. Varieties found are local heirloom and JARC varieties. JARC varieties are cultivars that were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre (JARC), in order to improve disease and pest resistance while increasing crop yield.
Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%