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Banko Gotiti

Region: Yirgacheffe
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1900 - 2700 m
Roasted for Filter

Tastes like clover honey, nectarine, bakers chocolate, jasmine, sweet mandarin

The Banko Gotiti Co-operative, which has made a name for itself as some of the most prized coffee coming out of the Yirgacheffe Southern Region, Ethiopia coffees like this one are produced from distinctive traditional Ethiopian varieties of Arabica long grown in the region.

Like virtually all southern Ethiopia coffees, this coffee is produced by villagers on small garden plots interplanted with food and other subsistence crops. Coffee still grows wild in Ethiopia’s mountain forests. Ethiopian farmers cultivate coffee in four different systems, which include forest coffee, semi-forest coffee, garden coffee, and plantation coffee.

About 98% of the coffee in Ethiopia is produced by peasants on small farms and it is the country’s most important export. Ethiopia is Africa’s third-largest coffee producer. There are about 700,000 coffee smallholders in Ethiopia, of which, 54 percent are in semi forest areas. Coffee has been part of their indigenous cultural traditions for more than 10 generations.