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Ethiopia - Bensa Logita (Honey)

Ethiopia - Bensa Logita (Honey)

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Our sensory notes for this year's "Honey" processed Bensa Logita: 

To process this coffee using the "Honey method", fruits were selected from local farmers surrounding Moplaco's Logita station, at an altitude of about 2100 meters above sea level. Beans were mechanically de-mucilaged, meaning the fruits were fed into a machine which stripped the thick skin and some of the sticky layer of fruit beneath it, then fermented for 36 hours to loosen up the sticky mucilage covering the seed's parchment, before being moved to elevated beds where they were dried in the sun over the next 13 days.

Heleanna Georgalis of Moplaco is known for her relentless commitment to quality. Her farming and processing practices are the gold standards. When we met Heleanna, in 2013, during a panel about World Coffee Research's study and collection of Ethiopian Heirloom varieties, we were immediately drawn to her passionate personality and friendship began to grow from there.

Moplaco was founded in 1971 by Heleanna's father Yannis Georgalis, third-generation coffee professional who moved from Greece to Dire Dawa, Harrar, during WWII. Finding a new home in Ethiopia’s Orthodox community, Yiannis became the third generation in his family to work with coffee, embracing it with passion, talent, and dedication. After starting in coffee at age 12, Yiannis became a legendary player in Ethiopian coffee. When he passed away from a heart attack, he passed the Moplaco legacy on to Heleanna. She returned to Ethiopia to continue the legacy of coffee in her family, taking over the family land and continuing to grow and improve both the family business and Ethiopian coffee as a whole. Through years of hard work and meticulous focus, she produces some of the brightest, most complex coffees we’ve ever tasted, and we’re excited to be able to share them with you.

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