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Ethiopia - Demeka Becha

Regular price $20.00 USD
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Supremely peachy.  On road trips we ALWAYS go for the gummy peach rings when grabbing snacks.  It’s got to be poison but what are road trips for if not living in the moment, poisoning yourself while barreling down the highway with the windows down and the stereo up headed into the unknown.  Well this coffee tastes like those peach rings, it’s also thickly and mouth coating-ly sweet like taffy, it’s got an aroma of fresh citrus blossoms and jasmine (which you might also catch a whiff of as the wind rips through open windows) along with an acidity, like tamarind, that will make your mouth water.  We’re in love and now jonesing for the road.

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Technical Info

Producers: Demeka Becha Washing Station
Region: Sidama, Bona Zuria District
Process: Washed
Elevation: 2100 to 2200 MASL


About the Producer

The following information is from our friends and partners at Catalyst Trade…

The Demeka Becha site is situated at the top of a hill, which is ideal for air flow along the drying beds. You enter through tin gates which open onto lush green grass and, if you’re lucky, smiling day laborers lined up clapping and whistling their excitement at your visit. 
The Demeka Becha site is owned by Ayele Tulu, a Sidama man who is deeply
integrated into the local area of Bona Zuria where he has a few sites. His son Tsegab Ayele, who speaks fluent English and is eagerly involved with coffee culture globally through social media, is his right hand and manages the project. Tsegab’s younger brother Abinet (still in college but clearly on route to joining the family business) is responsible for photography and making sure that his dad has a chair and is comfortable. 
The heart, perhaps the true engine, of the family is Genet Haile Endeshow, Tsegab’s
mother and Ayele’s wife. She fills up their lives and the home with her warmth, and her embrace expands to include everyone who has the privilege of working with the family and their coffee producing sites. She’ll make you a killer doro wat or chicken stew, which is served to honor guests in Ethiopia, and follow it up with traditional Ethiopian buna (coffee), served on her porch below the flowering vines that shade it even in the heat of midday.
Demeka Becha site pulls cherries from nearby communities including Dilla Suke,
Demeka, Goacho, Becha, and Bashiro Dale—close to 10,000 producers are situated in the areas  surrounding the washing station. The situation of the site Producers bring their cherries to be weighed on the characteristic blue scale, logged in the book by Cashier and General Manager, Alemu Gobaro, and floated before being dumped into the cement hopper to begin the journey through the 4-disk Agard pulper and into fermentation tanks and cement washing channels. There are 10 tanks for density grades 1 and 2, and 2 tanks for low density coffee destined for our Community Lot program if it meets our standard, or for the local market.
Following fermentation and washing, the parchment coffee is carried by hand to the drying beds where laborers spread it out to the depth of a fingertip and keep it turning until it is dried and moved to the locked storehouse to await trucking to Addis Ababa and final processing.

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