Banco Gotete





PRODUCER Various farmers
REGION Kochere, Ethiopia
VARIETY Heirloom Varieties
ALTITUDE 2000–2100 meters
TASTES LIKE Strawberry candy, coconut, and orange blossom
SIZE 12 ounces

Roasted one business day after order.

This exceptional lot was processed and dry milled around the town of Banco Gotete, in Kochere, Ethiopia.

Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be interspersed with other subsistence crops, such as sweet potato, mangos and avocados. Varieties of coffee grown are usually interpreted to be ‘heirloom,’ as very little renovation takes place, and farmers simply inherit the trees of their parents. This is why the varieties are referred to as ‘heirloom’ by the industry. Locally, many farmers simply call them ‘Gedeo’ variety (Gedeo is the name of the county).

Income from coffee is important but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimal – most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the money to apply chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides.