October 20, 2014 by beanerbar
Within the area that we call Yirgacheffe in Ethiopia, a subregion named Gedeb has been making a big name for itself recently. In this region the cooperative of Banko Gotiti produced one of our favorite natural processed coffees last year, and proved they are for real this year, by doing it again. This coffee is bursting with jammy fruit: blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and, well, more berry.Last year right after tasting what we thought was going to be the best washed Ethiopian coffee of the year from a private mill in the village of Banko Gotiti, our partners at the Yirgacheffe Farmers Cooperative Union told us that there was a new cooperative in the same village, and it had just received an award for its natural sundried coffee. Those two events happened while we were in Ethiopia in 2012—and we couldn’t help but take it as a sign we should be on the lookout for coffee from this village. Since then, we have been blown away by few of the coffees from this tiny village, and hope to continue offering coffees from the Banko Gotiti cooperative.
Banko Gotiti is the name of a village in sub-region of Yirgacheffe called Gedeb. Almost all the coffees in Ethiopia are named after the village the washing station is built in, and the same is true for this coffee.