Region: Yirga Cheffee Gedeo Zone
Farm: Small Holders
Varietal: Various Ethiopian Heirloom Varietals
Processing: Natural Process and Dried on Raised Beds
In the cup: Blueberries, pineapple, champagne, coconut.
Gelana Abaya is another gem of a region in Yirga Cheffe region. This area is nestled between Lake Abaya on the west and the town of Yirgacheffe on the East. There is a lot of debate about natural coffees, but one thing that I do know is that it takes an amazing origin to shine through the intense flavour profile that comes from the natural process. Gelana Abaya has that intensity of cup to pair intrinsic bean with process!
One of the great things about Ethiopian coffees is the complete mix of varietals. It is estimated that somewhere between six thousand and ten thousand varietals exist naturally in these highlands, the origin of coffee, and it shows!