Banko Gotiti | Ethiopia | Espresso
We Nitrogen Flush all of our coffee when bagging for an inert shelf stable environment by locking freshness inside for up to 6 weeks prior to opening
Mill: Banko Gotiti Village Washing Station
Region: Banko Gotiti, Worka, Yirgacheffe
Varietal: Heirloom Varietals
Altitude: 1700 - 2300 masl
Banko Gotiti is a village in the Worka district of Ethiopia's famed Yirgacheffe region. The Banko Gotiti cooperative was founded in 2012, separately from the Worka cooperative, which is a larger organization.
Banko Gotiti has about 300 members, who grow a mix of heirloom varieties of coffee which originate from the wild forrest grown coffee of Yirgacheffe but have been progressively selected for quality and reisistance to disease over time by the farmers and various agronomy research institutions. The altitudes over which they farm extend from 1700 masl right through to cloud touching peaks at 2300 masl.
Ripe cherries are carefully selected and immediately placed on raised beds constructed in such a way as to ensure proper air circulation and temperature control for an optimal drying process. The cherries are stored in a local warehouse after the moisture is reduced to between 10.5 and 11.5%.