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Ethiopia Biloya

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Cup Profile – Blackberry |  Orange | Black Tea | Bergamot | Honeysuckle

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Description

Product Description

The Biloya Cooperative 

Gedeo extends south from the Sidama zone surrounded by the Oromia region with Guji bordering to the East. Situated in the Ethiopian Highlands which has little altitude falling below 1500masl, and is home to Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia, 10th highest in Africa. In Ethiopia, Kebele’s are grouped to form Woredas, Woredas into Zones, and Zones in to regions. It is common to find variation amongst spellings of places due to the language not readily translating in to Western Languages, often leading to different interpretations of spellings. The Biloya Cooperative has 1,203 members, lying just north of Chelelektu, and 45km from Dilla, the administrative centre of the Gedeo Zone. The washing station itself has two processing units to ensure a timely washing and drying of the cherry, using water from the local river system. The coffee farmers use traditional pest control methods that have been in use for many years, and so organic production is commonly found. The coffee from here is grown at high altitudes in iron rich soils with a spread of genetic diversity provided by the heirloom varietals.The washing station itself has two processing units to ensure a timely washing and drying of the cherry, using water from the local river system. Smallholder farmers in the hills surrounding the washing station will bring their cherry here to be processed, cupped, and sold; the station itself has been around for over twenty years, but has recently been bought and expansion and improvement works are underway. Water pH is measured(7.8) and TDS taken. The 12 fermentation tanks and more than 136 raised beds allow for lot management to ensure traceability. This drive for quality is not limited to the washing station as the Dry mill too has laser colour sorters for detecting defects. Coffee is washed in the flotation tanks to remove any plant debris and undesirable beans, before being fermented and the mucilage removed and the parchment coffee being dried to around 12% on raised beds. Further sorting and removal of the bean from parchment is carried out in the Union owned facilities in Addis Ababa.

Producer | Biloya Cooperative

Country | Ethiopia

Region | Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Zone Gedeo

District | Kochore

Farm | Biloya Cooperative members

Altitude | 1699 – 1719m

Varieties | DegaKudhumeWolisho

Harvest | November – January

Process  | Washed

Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 20 cm
Bag Size

250g, 500g

Beans or Ground

Beans, Espresso, Filter, French Press,