Logita Bensa (Honey Process) Sidama-Ethiopia
This is one of three parts of our "Logita Bensa Collection" by Heleanna Georgalis. From the Moplaco Station in Sidama Bensa, Segera village.
This is a Honey Process Coffee. The beans were selected from local farmers surrounding the station, at an altitude of about 2100mtrs. This was the first production EVER of this coffee. Beans were de-pulped using a disc-style Depulping machine, but then without further water fermentation, they are moved on Elevated Beds. The drying time is also around 12-15 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.
Flavor Descriptors: Butterscotch, Apple Juice, Golden Raisin