Alaga Sekala is a cooperative wet mill near Jimma, western Ethiopia. The station is at 1850 meters with most of the coffee coming from 1900-2100 meters. Alaga Sekala Cooperative is part of a new initiative our buyer has in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. The program is coordinates, agronomists, managers, and business advisers who help each manage debts, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verify distribution of income to all members. This past year, Alaga Sekala won a cup quality competition among all the coops in the area.
In the cup it’s peach and apricot fruit notes with jasmine and raw sugar sweetness. The cup flavors intensify as it cools. Hints of orange peel, increased jasmine sweetness, and hazelnut emerge to complete an exceptionally light and flavorful cup.