Ethiopia, Logita Bensa, Orange Sundried
This is our Sundried Logita Bensa by Heleanna Georgalis. From the Moplaco Station in Sidama Bensa, Segera village.
This is a sundried coffee harvested from only Orange cherries. The cherries were selected from local farmers surrounding the station, at an altitude of about 2100mtrs. After a strict selection and cleaning process, the coffees are dried on African raised beds for 15 days.
Cultivar: Orange Regional Landraces, Process: Sundried on raised beds natural process
Notes: Crush Orange, Juicy, Floral
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.