*NEW*Konga (Ethiopia) 250gSteampunk Coffee Roasters
Our Coffee Roastery is unstaffed Thursday - Saturday so orders placed or enquiries made by email during this time frame will be dealt with on Mondays.
Tasting notes: Peaches and cream
Region: Konga, Gedeo Zone, Yirgacheffe
Ethiopia is known as the birthplace of coffee. There are more than 1.1 million coffee farmers (smallholders) representing 95% of the production. The varieties are referred to collectively as Ethiopian Heirloom, which is a myriad of local native Typica hybrids and new improved varietals based on the old strains. The two main growing areas are in the west and south. Most coffees are organic by default.
Konga is about 4 km south of the town of Yirgacheffe, near to the villages of Harfusa and Biloya. The weather in this area is distinctly cool and wet, contributing to the verdant, fertile setting. Konga is a central hub for coffee in this region. Roughly 2000 local smallholders grow coffee at altitudes of up to 2100 masl, and deliver ripe cherry to the station during harvest season, where it is weighed, washed and sun-dried on raised beds before being transported to Addis Ababa for export.