Alemu Bukato Yirgacheffe Banko Gotiti Washed
Grower: 700 smallholder farmers organized around Alemu Bukato’s washing station.
Region: Kochere, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations,Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia
Cultivar: Indigenous heirloom varieties & selections
Tast Note: Jasmine, Apricot, Tangerine
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Alemu Bukato is a special selection sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Banko Gotiti Cooperative located in the village of Banko Gotiti in the southern district of Gedeb in the Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia.
Gotiti Kebele is in Kochere district, near Yirgacheffe in the ‘Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples’ region of Ethiopia. Over a number of years the region has developed a distinguished reputation for fine coffees, producing some of the most sought-after microlots in the world. The combination of high altitude (up to 2,200m in some areas), fertile soil, consistent and plentiful rains, and an abundance of local knowledge are all contributing factors to the high status of Yirgacheffe coffees.
The cooperative was established in 2012 as a separate entity from the larger Worka Cooperative, and currently has approximately 300 members. Banko Gotiti Cooperative is well known for the best coffee cherry selection in Ethiopia.