Olympia Ethiopia Banko

By Olympia

Banko Gotiti is a neighborhood outside of the village of Gedeb, in the Gedeo Zone of the Southern Nations in Ethiopia. Sometimes called Yirgacheffe, this is an area known to be one of the most special places in the world for coffee. For over a decade we have been sourcing coffees from this tiny village--and we're pretty much obsessed with it. We worked with METAD to source this coffee and ensure that we uphold our longstanding Fair For All buying practices. METAD is an incredible Ethiopian coffee company that specializes in high-end specialty coffee. When visiting the cupping lab in Addis Ababa at METAD's HQ, we spent two days blind cupping their offerings before selecting our favorite lots from this year's harvest. This lot, lot 143, was one of those selections and is a washed coffee where the ripe coffee cherries are pulped, fermented, and washed to achieve a crystal clear flavor profile that is unique to only this area of Ethiopia. We purchased 30 bags of the 300 bags produced.