|Origin||Village of Wush Wush, Ethiopia
|Producers||Approximately 2500 smallholder farmers + Dinkalem Ademe's Washing Station.|
Low 02 Natural
|Varietal||75/210, 74/212, 74/110, 74/165, local Landrace varieties naturally adapted from the Wush Wush variety
|Notes||Elderberry Juice, Plum Honey, Strawberry Jolly Rancher|
About the Coffee
Sourced from the Village of Wush Wush, Dinkalem Ademe's Low O2 Ethiopian coffee is cultivated on the fertile hills of the Agama area with its red soil, then placed into a controlled oxygen environment to intensify its clarity and boost its fruitiness. This coffee has notes reminiscent of strawberry candy and plum, with a sweetness like honey and elderberry juice.
For an alternate coffee experience from the same origin, try the Wush Wush Washed!
C-Market Value: $1.76 / lb
Fair Trade Minimum: $1.55 / lb
We paid: $8.68 ($8.50 / lb + $0.18 / lb shipping)
About the Keffa Zone and Dinkalem Ademe
The Keffa Zone is the purported birthplace of Kaldi's famous story, where the term 'coffee' originates. Over 2500 smallholder garden farmers reside in the Southwest Highlands of Ethiopia, with Dinkalem Ademe and Sofiya Ademe operating a local washing station. Coffee plants are known to grow robustly in the lush red soil of this Ethiopic region, thus earning the local farmers the nickname of "garden farmers".
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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