Mixed Heirloom Varietals
1900 – 2200 masl
Strawberry and blueberry, pineapple, vanilla and caramel sweetness, rich coating milk chocolate mouthfeel.
This lot gets its name from the village, Halo, in the Gedeb woreda (district) of southern Ethiopia, where the wet mill is situated. Gedeb is part of the larger Gedeo zone and coffees from this area are collectively referred to as Yirgacheffee. Established in 2020, the Halo Hartume wet mill is surrounded by various small holder growers whose farms, typically 1-2ha, are situated at 1,900 – 2,200 masl.
The soil here is a fertile, red-brown soil common to the Ethiopian highlands. This lot is made up of cherries from 564 growers – the chief variety grown is Dega and the harvest period is November to January. Halo Hartume is located 10 miles from Chelbesa where SNAP (the export company owned by Neguesse Debela) operates another wet mill. Coffees from Halo are known for their uniform bean size.