- Oct-Dec 2017
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Grade 2 Kanketi 2018
- UPS Flat
- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
Our Washed Yirgacheffe Grade 2 Kanketi comes from smallholder farmers in the villages of Foggi and Negele Gorbitu in Abaya which borders the Gedeo Zone in Yirgacheffe. Coffee farming in Abaya started in the 1970s under the European Union's Coffee Improvement Program. Only in the last decade did farmers in Foggi and Negele Gorbitu start coffee production. Coffee from these villages have a bean structure and cup quality that reflect vigor of their youthful coffee trees.
This coffee was produced by Fikadu Abayneh Kebede whose mill serves approximately 400 smallholder farmers from the villages of Foggi and Negele Gorbitu. Fikadu started working in coffee over 15 years ago, under the supervision of his father; he established the wet mill in Foggi about 10 years ago. Fikadu's wet mill buys freshly harvested coffee cherries from local farmers for processing. The cherries are fermented in tanks for 36 hours before being washed. Afterwards the coffee goes through a natural drying process on raised beds over a period of a week. Post processing, coffees from Fikadu's mill are put up for sale through Kanketi Coffee Export.
Region Abaya, Borena Zone, Oromia Region
Fikadu Abayneh Kebede
Ethiopian heirloom varietals
Ratings & Reviews
by Baltic Coffee Co
This coffee is absolutely outstanding. One of the best Ethiopians I have ever had.
Plain but Sweet
What I like about this one is the sweetness. Not much of the classic Ethiopian florals here. Flavors are basic. Toast is spot on. But it could sweeten up something in a blend.