|Origin||Village of Hateso, Ethiopia
Smallholder Producers of the Guji Zone
|Varietal||Local Landrace Varieties, 74112
|Notes||Hibiscus, White Nectarine, Watermelon|
About the Coffee
This Washed Ethiopia from the Village of Hateso in Shakiso offers soft and sweet-tasting notes of hibiscus and watermelon, complemented by nectarine-like juiciness. It is a prime illustration of the coffee quality attainable from the lush soils of the area!
Want to try all the flavors of the area? Try the Ethiopia Modor Natural!
C-Market Value: $1.76 / lb
Fair Trade Minimum: $1.60 / lb
We paid: $6.88 ($6.70 / lb + $0.18 / lb shipping)
About the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region
Located in Southern Ethiopia, the Guji Zone produces coffees that are bright and sparkly, with plenty of fruit and floral notes. Coffee grows wildly amongst the backyard crops of farmers, like bananas and mangos. Washing stations in the area pay a premium to the farmers for ripe cherries to the farmers and their families, rather than estates.
About Catalyst Trade
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the birthplace of Catalyst Trade. After connecting in the 2013/14 Ethiopian coffee harvest, the three founders of Catalyst Trade were determined to learn from and challenge the systems of international coffee. Ethiopian-Owned and Woman-Led, Zelalem Girma Bayou, Emily McIntyre, and Michael McIntyre are redefining the specialty coffee trade in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Peru with the conviction of rewarding the labor of all of those who work in coffee to ensure an equitable increase in the quality of life.
Sirius Coffee Roasters has been working with Catalyst Trade since 2020 and have been blown away by the quality of the coffees they import. Catalyst Trade's drive for sustainability and innovation shows in every facet of its business. We set out to make strong connections with producers in Ethiopia and could not have found better partners than Catalyst Trade.
We have both done a lot of growing in the last 3 years of working together, and Catalyst Trade has become so integral to our operations! Beyond the amazing single-origins and micro-lots, Ethiopia has become a staple origin for our Pressure Drop and seasonal blends! By working together, we hope to expand our direct relationships in Ethiopia and Kenya over the next few years! We think Catalyst Trade is an incredible importer and are proud to work with them!
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