JARC 74112 variety, washed process
Roasted for filter brewing
Nectarine, bergamot, and yellow cherry
This coffee comes to us from the Telila washing station in Jimma, Ethiopia while the fruit was grown in the Yukro kebele.
This selection is produced by Mike Mamo — the owner and manager of the Telila washing station — who buys coffee cherries from smallholder farmers around the kebele (or village) of Yukro.
The washing station pays specific attention to separating lots according to where the coffee cherries were grown, and selling each lot under its geographical designation.
Most of the cherries processed at Telila are Serto 74112 or Gibirinna 74110 variety — both of which were developed by the Jimma Agricultural Research Center (JARC) in the 1970’s for their resistance to disease.
While Telila utilises a range of processing methods for the coffee it produces, this particular selection is a traditional washed process lot. After pulping, washing, and grading, the parchment coffee is dried on raised beds.
There are various 'Yukro' coffees available, but tracing their origins to specific farms or washing stations can be challenging. Connecting with Mike through import partners, Osito, ensures much greater transparency.
For us, Yukro represents what’s great about coffees from the western part of Ethiopia. It abounds with freshness, sweet citrus, and delicate florals while also offering a rounder and softer stone fruit sweetness.
This is our first time purchasing from Mike Mamo’s Telila washing station, and have done so through import partners, Osito.