Ethiopia Banko Gotiti
This outstanding lot was grown by farmers living around the town of Banko Gotiti in Gedeo County. Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be interspersed with other crops, such as sweet potato, mangos and avocados. Varieties of coffee grown are usually interpreted to be heirloom, as farmers simply inherit the trees of their parents. Income from coffee is important but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimal– most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the money to apply chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Gotiti showcases floral aromatics that lead to round notes of nectarine in the cup. There are delicate notes of vanilla and chamomile in the finish.