The Ilala lot is produced at the Bona Qiqe Washing Station in Sidama, Ethiopia in the Bona.
Zuria District (one of 30 in the region). Ilala is the name of this specific lot produced there and means “Mountain” in Sidama language. The elevation of the Washing Station is 2,200m, but the farmers that deliver cherry have farms ranging in elevation from 1,920m at the low end, all the way to 2,330m at the high end.
Due to the extremely high elevations, harvest runs on the later end, from November to January. Approximately 400 farmers delivery cherry to the Bona Qiqe and grow primarily the 74158 and 74112 varieties. The Washing Station has around 100 temporary employees that are contracted during the harvest season and 5 permanent employees year-round. This is our first year working with coffees from the Bona Qiqe Washing Station and very excited for the harvests to come!
Region : Sidama, Ethiopia
Producer : Co-op
Altitude : 2300 masl
Variety: 74158 and 74112 varieties
Process : Washed
Harvest : January - February
Tasting Note : Lime, Simple Syrup, & White Peach