A delicate and juicy coffee with notes of black currant, Assam tea, clementine, and green grape.
Our O3 hails from a wet mill by the name of Kedamai, located in Oromia region, Jimma Zone Western Ethiopia. If this name sounds familiar, well that’s because you’ve heard it before! Kedamai Lot #5 is a 50% component of our current O2 Filter Blend.
When we began working with Kata Maduga Cooperative Union last year, we were introduced to numerous incredible coffees out of Jimma, and it was very difficult to select which coffees to share with you.
As we cupped through all of Kata Maduga’s offerings, a few were immediate stand-outs; most notably Kedamai Lot #7. This coffee is beautifully floral and tea-like suited best for a single origin offering. Lot #7 particularly checked all the characteristics of what we look for when sourcing out of Jimma: clean, crisp, with bursting florals and mellow acidity.
Kedamai is a part of the Kata Maduga Cooperative Union and is in its first year of production. It’s exciting to see a group like Kedamai form, for it shows that the coffee business model created by organizations such as Technoserve works. It shows that these groups can thrive without the direct support of an NGO. Also, it shows the power a transparent business model, such as the one implemented by the Kata Maduga Cooperative Union, has on the infrastructure and sustainability of growing groups like Kedamai. The Kedamai wet mill has potential to produce a decent amount of volume in the next few years. It has a larger Penagos (2500) eco-pulping machine, which can process 2,500 kg ripe cherry coffee per hour. Kedami is situated on a nice sloped hill with the wet mill situated at the top. Processing at Kedamai flows in correlation with the slope of the hill; the wet mill on top trickling down to the drying beds at the base of the hill.
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