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Agaro Kedemai № 8 Washed

Ethiopia
Apricot, Caramel, Hazelnut
21.00

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A fresh aroma of apricot and sweet caramel introduce a silky and complex cup, with notes of persimmon and more caramel sweetness. The finish lingers pleasantly with a touch of hazelnut.

Details

Producer: Kedemai Cooperative
Farm: Smallholder Members
Region: Agaro, Oromia
Altitude: 5,906-6,988 feet | 1,800-2,130 masl
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Washed
Roast: Light
Notes: Apricot, Caramel, Hazelnut

The Story

Kedemai Cooperative (established 2018) is located 25km from Agaro, and organized under the umbrella of the Kata Muduga Farmers Cooperative Union. Loans from the Cooperative Bank of Oromia and Kata Muduga allowed the 180 founding members of Kedemai to construct a washing station and purchase equipment. Within two years the cooperative was able to repay loans in full. Through the Kata Muduga system, 90% of the FOB price goes directly to the cooperative. Member farmers are paid cash upon delivery of cherry, plus an end of season bonus, plus member dividends based on coop-wide profit after operations/expenses. Kedemai and Kata Muduga have also donated funds to local school construction.

The Process

Farmers deliver cherry to the central washing station, where they are processed using a Penagos eco-pulper before overnight fermentation of 10-12 hours. Drying takes 9-11 days on raised beds.

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