Special Release - Ethiopia Banko Gotiti, Light Roast - Organic
Cupping notes: Honey/Jasmine/White Peach
Co-Op: Banko Gotiti Washing Station
Variety: Indigenous Landraces & Selections
Region: Banko Gotiti, Gedeb, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia
Altitude: 1600 – 2300 meters
Process: Double Washed Raised Bed
Banko Gotiti is the name of both the village and the washing station where this coffee was produced. Located close to the border of the Oromia Region, the closest main town is Gedeb, south of Yirgacheffe, in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations Region.
The washing station is owned and operated by METAD Agricultural Development PLC. The family-run company was gifted property by Emperor Selassie in honor of the matriarch, Muluemebet Emiru, the first African female pilot. METAD is now managed by her grandson Aman Adinew, and its export partner Rift Valley Trading LLC is operated by his brother Michael Adinew. Among the many important pieces of work undertaken by METAD are their commitment to equal employment opportunities for women and education opportunities for the youth of the coffeelands, their early partnerships with Grounds for Health, and their development of Africa’s first SCAA certified lab.