Alado comes to us from Guji, which has distinguished itself in recent years as an Ethiopian coffee producing region on a par with its more firmly established neighbors, Yirgacheffe and Sidamo. Named for Birhanu Mulatu’s small washing station in the Anfrara hills, Alado is comprised of mixed heirloom varieties sourced from eight farmer groups totaling 278 households farming 383 hectares. Alado is made available via Sucafina’s Lalisaa project, which is devoted to maximizing the transparency and sustainability of coffee supply chains, educating farmers about best practices while also allowing them more direct access to the fruits of their labors.
Alado is an unusual and complex cup, with a floral, slightly spicy aroma, and medium body whose initial sweetness yields to a lingering herbaceous astringency.
Variety: Mixed Heirloom
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
Key Flavors: Cinnamon, Caramel, Chamomile