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Clifton Coffee - Ethiopia: Chelelektu

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An elegant, delicate & floral cup with an abundance of lapsang & asam tea notes; this coffee suits both filter and espresso drinkers.

From Clifton Coffee:

"We are blessed with an abundance of beautiful washed Yirg's this season, and this - our 2nd of 4 selections we've made this year after the delicious Biftu Gudina is a beautiful contrast.

Hailing from the town of Ch'elelek'tu in the Kochere region of Yirgacheffe, The Ethiopian Chelelektu is a washed coffee with all the classic notes we find so highly intoxicating from coffees of this region. Ethiopian Chelelektu is a washed heirloom variety grown at 1850-1950 meters above sea level. Ripe cherries are delivered to mill where cherries are graded, sorted, de-pulped and then fermented under water for between 36 - 48 hours, depending on temperature, humidity and other factors. Ethiopian fermentation times are generally longer than other African countries, as temperatures are generally cooler in the highlands."

Altitude: 1850-2000 meters above sea level
Farm/Coop: Chelelektu Mill
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter
Origin: Africa/Ethiopia - Chelelektu, Kochere
Owner: 500 local smallholders
Process Method: Washed - and sun dried
Varietals: Heirloom varietals

When do we roast and post your coffee?

We roast 5 days a week on our Diedrich IR-12 & CR-25. We roast and rest our EQ & E1 espressos only to a maximum of 10 days so these coffees will arrive ready to use. All other single origins are roasted to order on the next available roast day & sent out within 24 hours.

We recommend a minimum of 10 days rest past roast day on all our espressos and a minimum of 2-5 days rest on all filter coffees.


All UK deliveries will be charged at a flat rate of £2.75 and sent via Royal Mail 24 service.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.