|Roast:||Filter / Espresso
|Producer:||Hailu Figa / SNAP
|Altitude:||1950 - 2200 Meters|
Chelbesa washing station is located in the Gedeo Zone of Ethiopias famous Yirgacheffe region. This complex and fruity coffee has the distinctive character of the area: Juicy flavours of peach and chocolate sweetness complement floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. In the cup we find a refined profile and silky body.
Chelbesa is located at an altitude of over 2000 m and it was only recently established by the SNAP company. Red cherries are collected from 476 small producers, who work the land around the village of Chelbesa.
The coffee grows here in semi-forest, under shade trees and close to other food crops, such as bananas. SNAP has installed tiled fermentation tanks and 164 drying beds here: 100 are for washed coffees, 64 for natural coffees.
The driving force behind SNAP is Hailu Figa. From the city of Gedeb, this dynamic man has been involved in the coffee sector with the primary ambition of producing high quality coffee for over 12 years. He knows the value of the crops from his native region and the sought-after characteristics of coffees produced in Ethiopia's uniquely fertile landscape.
Grown in the forest or in the garden, SNAP’s coffees are distinctive and characterful in the cup. Hailu Figa works to magnify these qualities by building strong and long-term relationships with the locals that are the catalyst for improved standards. Hailu has always maintained that the strong links created with local communities are the most beautiful aspect of his work and Chelbesa is a delicious tribute to all his effort!
Read more about our Chelbesa and our beer collaboration with Schneeeule and Mikkeller here.