Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Halo Washed

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Halo Washed

in Tasting notes + farm info

Origin: Ethiopia

Region: Yirgacheffe

Sub region: Gedeb

Washing Station: Halo

Altitude: 1950 - 2100 meters above sea level

Variety: Kurume

Process: Washed

Tasting Notes: Crisp acidity and smooth body with notes of apple, lemon, orange, honey and a peach finish.


This exquisite coffee originates from the Gedeb region in Ethiopia, specifically from the Halo washing station. Founded in 2016, this station has quickly become one of the largest growing areas in Gedeb, boasting a sprawling total area of 1240 hectares of coffee farms. The washing station is strategically located at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level, near Worka Town. This prime location ensures that the farmers, who collectively own 170 farms ranging from 0.5 to 2 hectares in size, have a short journey of no more than 40 minutes to transport their cherries to the station.

The cherries are hand-picked by skilled workers and subsequently hand-sorted to ensure the highest quality. The predominant cultivars cultivated in this region are Welisho and Dega, known for their exceptional flavours and characteristics.
Once the red cherries have been collected, they undergo a thorough process of cherry selection. They are carefully placed in a tank to remove any floaters, ensuring that only the ripest and densest cherries are used for further processing.

The cherries are spread out on raised African beds, allowing for optimal airflow, and even drying. Over the course of 15-21 days, depending on the weather patterns, the cherries are regularly moved and turned every couple of hours to ensure uniform drying. This natural processing method enhances the complexity of the coffee, resulting in a rich and full-bodied cup with distinct flavours that reflect the terroir of the Gedeb region.

Overall, this coffee from the Halo washing station showcases the dedication and expertise of the local farmers and the meticulous processing methods employed. From the careful cherry selection to the precise drying techniques, every step is undertaken with the goal of delivering a truly exceptional coffee experience. With its high altitude, small farm sizes, and focus on quality, this coffee embodies the unique characteristics that have made Ethiopian coffee renowned worldwide.