JBL Code: ETH-20
Region: Southern Nations, Nationalities and peoples Region
Nearest city/town/village: 25kms from Chelelektu town
Washing Station: Boji
Altitude: 1790-1900 meters above sea level
Soil Type: Red brown ,well drainage fertile clay soil
Temperature ranges: 22 – 28 degrees
Soil Depth: above 1.5 meter
Water source: Spring water
Variety: Heirloom Yirgacheffe varietal
Grade: Grade 1
Cupping Notes: Aroma of strawberry milkshake and green apple. Flavour of chocolate, strawberry and grapefruit. Smooth and syrupy body.
Cupping Score: 84.25 points
About the washing station
Boji is a privately owned washing station in Kochere, named after the kebele where it is located. Kochere is a sub-region of Ethiopia’s famous Yirgacheffe coffee producing area.
They process Washed, Honey and Natural, have a great shade drying facility, and they use clean river water for the washing. The site managers are Lema G and Meskel, they have a lot of experience and the site is very well managed. Altitude is high and the climate chilly. At the Boji washing station, fully ripe cherry is submitted to the mill, where the coffee is de-pulped, fermented in concrete tanks for 48 hours and dried on raised beds.
Commonly in Yirgacheffe coffee producers pick and sell their coffee to washing stations that are within walking distance from their farms. These producers grow heirloom varieties and practice the “coffee garden” production techniques that are common throughout Ethiopia.