Yirgacheffe Negele Gorbitu
These fragrant Ethiopian coffee beans from Negele Gorbitu feature delicate tea-like flavors along with a crisp, citric acidity.
Tasting Notes: Blueberry & Jasmine Tea
Recommended Use: Chemex & V60
Negele Gorbitu was founded in 1996 following the end of communist rule in Ethiopia, with geographic divisions according to traditional ethnic divisions. With seed capital of just 400 birr ($15 USD), 64 original members incorporated the Negele Gorbitu cooperative on the border of Oromia and Yirgacheffe regions. By 2011, the organization had grown to over 1600 members with capital of 2.78 million birr ($102,000 USD) and a productive capacity of 10 containers.
Education, health care, and access to water in Ethiopia are all extremely limited. Despite the country’s coffee exports accounting for nearly 60 percent of the national GDP, many coffee farmers and their families live in dire poverty. Education, health care, and access to water are all still very limited in Ethiopia.