Ethiopia Natural Hirut Shallo

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Hirut Shallo grows coffee on 5.2 hectares of land in Yirga Chefe (also spelled Yirgacheffe), one of 8 districts, that together comprise the dense and competitive highland zone of Gedeo. The entire Gedeo zone is often referred to as “Yirgacheffe” after this very district, by far its most famous for a long history of coffee excellence and recognizable terroir. 

5.2 hectares is considered very large for this area, where half a hectare is the norm. The vast majority of coffee processing in Ethiopia is centralized due to complete lack of infrastructure or efficiencies at the farm level. But larger plots like Hirut’s allow for greater personal control. This lot is Hirut’s entire specialty crop, harvested with the assistance of about 7 workers, sorted for consistency, and sundried in the traditional Ethiopian manner on her property on raised beds for about 3 weeks. 

Hirut started processing and marketing her own coffee in 2019. She runs the farm together with her husband and 4 children, 

Our City Roast offers a firm foundation of dark molasses with more subtle kiwi and granadilla stonefruit notes.

Grower Hirut Shallo

Region Yirga Cheffe District, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia

Altitude 2000-2100 Meters 

Variety Heirloom cultivar 74112 & 74148

Process Full Natural