Wide Open Road Coffee Roasters
JASMINE, MANDARIN + MANGO
Producer: Chelchele Washing Station
Altitude: 1800 masl
Variety: Heirloom Ethiopian
Importer: Cafe Imports
This coffee comes from our washing station partners at Chelchele, a kebele (village) in the woreda (district) of Kochere, in the Yirgacheffe region. The birthplace of Arabica coffee, this crop was literally made to thrive in the lush environment Yirgacheffe’s forests provide. Ethiopian coffees are known for their distinctly complex and nuanced floral characteristics, articulate sweetness and sparkling acidity. Chelchele coffees boldly embody these qualities and tend to have a nice backbone of sweetness from toffee and/or soft nuts like almond, with a floral and citrus overtone.
It’s significant for us not only to receive a coffee from this particular region, but to know exactly where it was grown and processed. Until recently, traceability was near impossible when it came to Ethiopian coffees as smallholders and co-ops were required to be sold through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), where lots were classified by general region, rather than by farm or village. In 2017, a reform was approved liberating cooperatively owned washing stations to export their coffee directly, allowing for separation of top coffee lots, higher prices for farmers, and increased recognition for the best quality coffees in Ethiopia. Greater traceability also allows us to buy more directly from the same washing stations year in and year out, and opens the potential for partnerships on a more micro level, with individual farmers or smaller groups within a community.
V60 POUROVER BREW GUIDE
Recipe Starting Point (Pour Over):
250mL water (93 Degrees C)
Note: We have developed a filter profile for this coffee - meaning it is roasted a little lighter than would normally suit an espresso brew method. If you're using an espresso machine, high-pressure Aeropress, or prefer a darker roast for your percolator, we recommend our Single Origin Espresso Roast. However, we're more than happy to supply any of our coffees ground to any specifications - coffee is a personal journey, and we are excited to take that journey with you.
SINGLE ORIGIN FILTER - Chelchele, Ethiopia