Just bagged: Ethiopia Bedele Sota Cooperative.
Sota cooperative lies just outside Bedele town in Ethiopia’s Western most province of Illubabor. It is part of a new initiative our buyer helped set up. It is a non-governmental program that consists of both agronomists and financial advisers to help train for more efficient business and farming practices. It has been a very successful program. It has led to excellent coffees they have been able to sell for 3 to 4 times the price they had been previously.
In the cup it’s date, fig, and black currant up front with hints of tamarind and a soft raisin and red honey sweetness. Exceptional!