Ethiopia Halo | natural espresso
Halo Beriti washing station offers floral, high acidity, and juicy Yirgacheffe coffees, either washed or natural. Besides managing the washing station, Abeyot, the owner of the station, is a coffee smallholder himself.
Halo Beriti coffee comes from Ethiopia’s southern region and features one of the most well-known varieties of coffee from this area – Yirgacheffe. Harvested from native Ethiopian heirloom varietals and a couple of varietals developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (ideal for the altitude and environmental conditions of the area), Yirgacheffe coffee has a distinctly fruity and floral flavor profile that many coffee drinkers cherish.
Halo Beriti coffee is named after the area where it is grown. The Halo Beriti area is home to Gedeo farmers who have worked the land for generations, growing food crops and coffee, usually next to each other on the same fields. One of the two partners running the Halo Beriti washing station – Abeyot Ageze – hails from this heritage and owns a small coffee farm himself. The other partner – Mebrahtu Aynalem – comes from a background in marketing coffee. The two met and soon created the company Boledu Coffee, which now owns and manages the Halo Beriti washing station.
Since Abeyot has lived and worked all his life around Halo Beriti, he has developed a good rapport with the farmers in the area. Most of these farmers till land passed down from generation to generation. The plots are not large, rarely exceeding two hectares in area. Covering the hills and valleys around Gedeb – a district a short drive away from the town of Yirgacheffe – the farms blend into the surrounding forests as they too are home to shade trees endemic to southern Ethiopia. Most Gedeo farmers tend their fields with the help of their family members.
producer: Halo Beriti washing station
region: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
variety: local heirloom
drying: on african beds
Tasting notes: mandarine, lemon, floral, peach, pineapple, raspberry, clean, juicy, delicate
Price is for 200 gr.