Ethiopia Gemeda Elias (Shakiso) Washed / Omni
Ethiopia Gemeda Elias (Shakiso) Washed / Omni

Ethiopia Gemeda Elias (Shakiso) Washed / Omni

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­Flavour Profile: Delicate Florals // Peach Tea // Brown Sugar


Producer Gemeda Elias Washing Station

Location Shakiso, Guji, Ethiopia

Elevation 2000 masl

Variety Landrace Varieties, JARC 74110, 74112, 74158

Process Fully Washed

Sourcing Melbourne Coffee Merchants


This lot is made up of coffees grown and processed in the ‘kebele’ (town or village) of Anosoro, in the ‘woreda’ (administrative district) of Shakiso, in Ethiopia’s Guji Zone. The coffee was processed at Gemeda Elias Washing Station, which is operated by Tracon Trading. This family-owned exporting company also manage quality control at the washing station, and prepare the resulting parchment for export at an impressive dry mill facility in Addis Ababa. The washing station is owned by Mr. Gemeda Elias, himself a successful CoE-winning coffee grower, who works closely with Tracon to produce both washed and natural coffees.

During harvest, freshly picked coffee cherry is delivered daily by some 850 local coffee growers, before being processed under the watchful eye of washing station manager, Gemeda Abdi. The majority of the families who contributed to this lot farm organically on tiny plots of land, averaging just 2.6 hectares in size. Coffee is their main cash crop and grows alongside food crops of corn, grain and bananas, under the shade of native Birbira, Wanza, and Acacia trees. The average elevation of the farms in this region is very high – around 1,900–2,100m above sea level – and this, combined region’s cool temperatures, is ideal for the slow ripening of coffee cherries, leading to denser beans and a sweeter, more complex cup profile.