Kota Farmers Cooperative
Kota Farmers Cooperative

6 sales on Algrano

ET-9-201901 • Past harvest

Kota No. 1

  • Conventional (no certification): $5.555 USD / kgFOB
  • Organic: $5.775 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Ethiopia
  • Variety: Heirloom
  • Process type: Fully washed
  • Grower's cupping score (SCA): 85.0 points
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The process



The washed processing of Ethiopian is relatively standardized / follows similar patterns. First cherries are pre-sorted, which means under and overripe ones, as well as foreign material, are being moved for a more homogenous cherry quality. Then the cherries are depulped mechanically and then enter a fermentation tank. The remaining mucilage which surrounds the parchments breaks down with the help of naturally occurring yeasts and bacterias within 40 - 50 hours. Afterward, the coffee is washed a second time in a slim water funnel which simultaneously separates low from high-density beans by gravity. Then the clean, wet parchment coffee is put on drying beds under shade, where further sorting by hand happens. As the parchment is still wet at this point, it is much easier to detect irregular or insect-damaged beans. After 24 hours the coffee is moved to the another raised drying bed under the sun to be dried to a moisture content of 12% within 7-10 days.
  • Process type
    Fully washed
  • Altitude range
    1850m - 2060m
  • Harvest period
    January, 2019 - January, 2019

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Algrano
Algrano (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
Tahir Ababiya
Moata Raya and Ansha Yassin (Grower)
Cupped: January, 2019
SCA Score
Algrano (Pending)
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Moata Raya and Ansha Yassin (Grower)
85.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano (Pending)
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Moata Raya and Ansha Yassin (Grower)
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Quality comment
Algrano (Pending)
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Moata Raya and Ansha Yassin (Grower)
Processing: At first cherries were pre-sorted, which means under and overripe ones, as well as foreign material, has been removed for a more homogenous cherry quality. Then the cherries were depulped mechanically into a fermentation tank. The remaining mucilage which surrounds the parchments broke down with the help of naturally occurring yeasts and bacterias within 40 - 50 hours. Afterward, the coffee was washed a second time in a slim water funnel which simultaneously separated low from high-density beans by gravity. Then the clean, wet parchment coffee was put on drying beds under shade, where further sorting by hand happened. (As the parchment is still wet at this point, it is much easier to detect irregular or insect-damaged beans) After 24 hours the coffee was moved to the another raised drying bed under the sun to be dried to a moisture content of 12% within 7-10 days.
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Tahir Ababiya

Kota Farmers Cooperative

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Kota is a fairly small Cooperative with just about 360 members. They produce washed processed coffees at a very consistent specialty grade level. They have also started experimenting with natural processing in the past harvest cycle.


  • Roaster relationships
    3
  • Relationships with Roasters in
    Switzerland and Spain
  • Average orders per roaster
    2
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