- RegionGedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region
- ProducersBanko Gotiti Cooperative
- Altitude1600 - 2300 MASL
- VarietyIndigenous heirloom cultivars
- ProcessFull Natural
Banko Gotiti is a certified Fair-Trade coffee sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Banko Gotiti Cooperative located in the village of Banko Gotiti in the southern district of Gedeb, Ethiopia. The cooperative was established in 2012 as a separate entity from the larger Worka Cooperative, and currently has approximately 300 members. In 2005, Worka joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia. There are twenty-six other cooperatives affiliated with the YCFCU totaling more than 45,000 members.
Well known for producing some of the highest quality coffee cherries in Ethiopia, many even consider the Gedeb district the birthplace of Arabica coffee. As with other naturally processed Ethiopian coffees, complex floral, fruity flavors and aromas are what we look for and love about this coffee. This lot really demonstrates the fruity side of these flavors, and we get a very interesting combination of berries and more exotic tropical fruits. The florals come out more in the aftertaste and leave the palate with a soft, creamy finish.
Banko Gotiti is a blend of indigenous heirloom cultivars that are common to this growing region and is grown at elevations of 1600-2300 MASL. It’s dried on raised beds and closely monitored for moisture content. Whether you’re already a fan of more adventurous coffee flavors or are looking to branch out and explore what coffee has to offer, we know you’ll enjoy and appreciate this great coffee.