Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Beloya Natural

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Beloya Natural


Dega, Kudhume & Wolisho varieties make up this high-grown, high-scoring natural (SCA 88 points). The secret is the Beloya dry mill - 20 years experience, with the latest tech to detect defects.

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Dried raspberry, chocolate with caramelised lemon on the aftertaste

The Beloya washing station lies in the Kochere District; just north of Chelelektu, and 45km from Dilla, the administrative centre of the Gedeo Zone.

Smallholder farmers in the hills surrounding the washing station bring their cherry here to be processed, cupped and sold. The coffee is grown at high altitudes in iron rich soils with a spread of genetic diversity provided by the heirloom varietals. The coffee farmers use traditional pest control methods that have been in use for many years, and so organic production is commonly found.

Cherries received at the washing station are hand sorted to separate the lighter, less dense cherries. Once selected, it is then transported to the raised beds and dried for approximately 21 days before milling to remove the husks. Stored in the local warehouse facility until sold, the coffee is then taken to the dry mill in Addis Ababa for final processing, and export.

The Beloya processing station has been around for over twenty years, but has recently been bought and expansion and improvement works are underway. Water pH is measured(7.8) and TDS taken. The 12 fermentation tanks and more than 136 raised beds allow for lot management to ensure traceability. This drive for quality is also evident in the dry mill with the introduction of two laser colour sorters for detecting defects.


Orders placed before midday will be dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 12pm will be dispatched the following working day. 

Orders over £27.50 qualify for free shipping. Orders less than this incur a £3.99 charge for postage and packing on a fully tracked service. The majority of orders are sent via My Hermes which may take 4-6 days. You will receive delivery updates from My Hermes.  

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If you would like your order sooner please select our premium Parcel Force shipping option, please be aware this service may be disrupted due to Covid-19. The dispatch rules remain the same, if you order before 12pm your order will be dispatched the same working day, after 12pm will be the following working day. 

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