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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Gelena Abaya Natural

Gelena Abaya, Yirgacheffe

In Ethiopia, the production of exceptional coffee is an issue of national concern. Not only does a government-affiliated commodities exchange oversee grading and selling coffee, but most of Ethiopia’s coffee is grown by smallholder farmers. Lucky for us, we’ve found a peerless naturally processed coffee from the townships of Gelena and Abaya, considered a part of the famed Yirgacheffe region. Nowadays, when many of the best Yirgacheffes are washed coffees, it's exciting to find such an expertly processed, unapologetically bright cup. The Gelena Abaya’s strawberryness sings of its ancient origins as a wild plant in Ethiopia’s mountain forests, first noticed centuries ago for its energizing red berry. Thankfully, this time, to covet the fruit is not a sin, but a virtue.

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