KONGA SEDE - Ethiopia
LOCATION YIRGACHEFFE, GEDEO ZONE
Our Konga coffee, from a micro region within the Gedeo Zone of Yirgacheffe, is named after the local tribe, Konga Sede. There are 5,000 farmers and 10 mills represented in this lot. One mill can produce an average of five containers of washed coffee, and four of natural-process coffee. The region's average annual production is between 40 and 50 containers. Konga is about four kilometres south of the town of Yirgacheffe, and nearby both Harfusa and Biloya.
One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varieties. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee: The cross-pollination of genetics is totally amazing.