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Tour de France Cycling Requisites
Tour de France Cycling Requisites
Tour de France Cycling Requisites
Tour de France Cycling Requisites

Tour de France Cycling Requisites

Tin Donkey Coffee

Regular price £15.00 Sale

Everything you need to get ready for this year's Tour de France. Our incredible Ethiopia filter roast and our Tin Donkey Musette bag.

 Origin: 

Ethiopia

 Location: 

Banco Gotete, Gedeo County

 Owner: 

Various smallholder farms

 Variety: 

Local Landraces & JARC 74 Selections

 Process: 

Fully washed, dried on African beds

 Altitude: 

2000 to 2100 masl

 Harvest: 

Mar-Jun

 

 TASTE NOTES 

Super juicy peach, brown sugar, jasmine and vanilla.

 ABOUT 

This exceptional lot was processed, dry milled and exported by Legu Trading. The coffee was grown by smallholder farmers living around the town of Banco Gotete in Gedeo County, Yirgacheffe region. Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be interspersed with other subsistence crops, such as sweet potato, mangos and avocadosIncome from coffee is important but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimalmost coffee grown in the region is 100%organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the money to apply chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. 

Legu trading tries to help with this situation by offering a premium price and by hiring as many individuals as possible in their mills and facilities. The company hires at least 300 people year round and up to 600 in the high season. All workers are paid a fair wage and receive full, 8 hour work days.

Coffee is selectively hand-picked before being delivered to collection points, usually within 10 km of the producers’homes. Great care is taken upon delivery to separate out any overripe,under-ripe or damaged beans before consolidating with other lots for the road to the wet mill.

At least once a day, the collected coffee cherry is delivered to the mill, where it is pulped and then delivered to a fermentation tank, where it ferments for 12-18 hours depending on the climate at the time. After fermentation, the coffee is fully washed through grading channels and is then delivered to dry on African beds. Once here, the parchment is turned regularly and protected from hot sun until it reaches the optimal humidity, at which point it is bagged and rested.

 DELIVERY 
We freshly roast our coffee on Thursdays. Orders placed before Thursday will be dispatched Friday via Royal Mail.