Washed Yirgacheffee Chelbesa
Danche Grade 1

Origin: Ethiopia

Region: SNNPR

Zone: Gedeo

District: Gedeb

Wet Mill: SNAP Specialty Coffee

Variety: Wolisho and Dega

Altitude: 1950 – 2200 m a.s.l

Soil Type: Fertile, Redbrown

Farmers Contributed for the Lot: 476

Harvesting Period: November – January


Located in Gedeo zone of the Gedeb district, Worka Chelbesa is one of the finest coffee producing areas within the famous Gedeb Woreda. Known for its dense layered semi forest vegetation structure encompassing false

banana trees as well as shade grown coffee trees, Chelbesa is a great

example of best coffee growing agro ecology.

SNAP Specialty Coffee built their new wet mill in 2019 in a small hamlet

called Danche with in the Chelbesa Village with the hope of reaching out to

purchasing exclusively red cherries from the nearby farmers in Chelbesa

Village. Their ambition became a reality after completion of the project. The

fermentation tanks of the wet mill were built by ceramic which will help

bring clarity in the coffee that they process as well as help fasten the

fermentation through keep heat inside the ceramic.