peach, black tea, floral
Region: Gera, Djimma
Farmer: Mike Mamo and smallholders from Kolla
Variety: JARC 74112
Altitude: 2000 masl
Telila washing station receives cherry from coffee-producing communities across Gera, Djimma in Ethiopia. This lot came from producers in Kolla, a nearby keble (town). Telila CWS is owned and run by Mike Mamo with a real focus on quality control and experimentation. Telila is innovating in many exciting ways. For instance, where most washing stations build lots exclusively on the process used and the location the cherries were delivered to, Telila goes a step further and separates lots based on the day the coffee cherries were delivered. Most of the cherries being delivered are one of two varieties; Gibirinna 74110 and Serto 74112. Both of these are from the Metu Bishari selections made in the forest of the same name in the Illubabor Zone by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in 1974. A donation of 0.10$ will be made for every lb of coffee purchased from Telila to the nearby Kacho Tulla Primary School by our supplier Osito.