Ethiopia Demeka BechaETHIOPIA-12WB
Sold In 12 Oz. or 2 Lb. Bag
TASTING NOTES: Chardonnay Grapes, Stone Fruit, Lime
REGION: Bona Zuria, Sidama, Ethiopia
WASHING STATION: Demeka Becha Washing Station
ELEVATION: 2,100 - 2,200 MASL
PROCESS: FULLY WASHED + Dried on raised beds
DEMEKA BECHA WASHING STATION
From the first time we sampled this coffee in 2020, we knew that we had something special. We are thrilled to see Demeka Becha, which comes to us from Ayele Tulu's washing station in the Becha village of the Sidama region, make a much-anticipated return to our catalog. Ayele and his family own a few washing stations in the Bona Zuria District, which permits them great influence over the success of this renowned coffee-growing region. While Ayele owns the processing sites, Catalyst shared with us that “perhaps the true engine of the family” is Ayele’s wife, Genet Haile Endeshow, who welcomes in friends and strangers alike with her warm hospitality.
If you've been buying from Non-Fiction for some time, you'll know we love sparkling and bright coffees from Ethiopia. We've been honored to partner with Catalyst Trade these last several years, because we know they have strong relationships within the communities they work.
In our conversations with Emily Mcintyre, founding member and CEO of Catalyst, she shared that “Good coffee happens easily because Ethiopia grows wonderful coffees, but amazing, outstanding, consistent coffee is not a magic trick. It is a series of systems and a careful attention to detail [that make good Ethiopian coffees truly special]”. Catalyst leans on each other to ensure quality, but they rely heavily on Zelalem, their boots on the ground co-founder. Zelalem develops relationships within their partner communities and oversees every coffee that comes to Catalyst Trade.
Being majority Ethiopian owned, Catalyst Trade is able to operate with truly the origin country at heart. Oftentimes in coffee, a majority of the money that is exchanged takes place outside of the coffees origin country, but Catalyst instead ensures that a majority of the funds find their way to the people who're truly responsible for these excellent coffees.
Please Note: All coffee bean orders are roasted fresh and may take 24-48 hours before shipping.