Yirgacheffe Chelchele Slow Dry Washed Crop 2021
Region: Gedio, Gedeb
Producer: Smallholder Contributors to Chelchele Washing Station
Altitude: 1,950 – 2,050 m
Plant Varietal: Heirloom Typica
Tasting Note: Floral, Pickled Plum, Orange
Tracon Trading PLC is owned and managed by Ato Omar Ali Shiferaw. The farm owns 200 hectares of land and produces 36,000 kilograms of coffee annually, processed into dry natural coffee, and sold nationally and internationally to the US, Japan, Germany, China, and Taiwan. “We are always guided by our consumer’s need and their satisfaction,” said Ato Omar.
In 2020, Tracon’s coffee scored 87.21 in the Cup of Excellence Ethiopia competition, earning them 26th place. “We are happy and excited. I feel we are being rewarded for our hard work,” said Ato Omar. ”We look forward to the auction.”
Gedeb is one of the districts, also called woredas, of the Gedio (Gedeo) zone, with the Kochere woreda to the west, Yirgacheffe woreda to the northwest, Bule woreda to the north, and the Oromia region to the south and east. The average temperature in Gedeb is between 15.5°C and 17.8°C and annual rainfall averages 1404 ml per year. The area’s red/brown fertile soil is also planted with shade trees of Cordia Africana, Acacia, and Ensete trees.
The Chelchele washing station is located and named for the village (kebele) of Chelchele. The washing station includes 12 standardized washing tanks and 360 drying beds.The coffee is then transported to Addis Ababa to our partners at Tracon Trading’s 30,000 square foot processing facility where it is milled, sorted, and prepped for export.