- Country: Ethiopia
- Region: Tore Badeya, Kochere
- Altitude: 2100 masl
- Varietal: Walisho
- Process: Fully Washed
Tasting Notes: Lemon, mango, red grape
Roast to Order:
- Roast: Every Wednesday
- Dispatch: 1-3 days after roasting
- Whole bean only
Melkalati is named after the river that runs through the village of Tore Badiya in Abaya county, West Guji Zone. The company was officially established in 2018 and since then it has been operating in different coffee growing areas. So far the company has focus on Guji and Gedeo coffees.
The company supplies both washed and natural coffees. Their washed coffee lots are produced at their own coffee washing stations built in Tore Badiya, Worqa and Dari Kojuwa villages. The company produces two natural coffee lots. The natural coffee lot produced at Haniku village in Kochere Woreda is traded as Tore Badiya while the natural coffee lot produced in Dari Kojuwa village in Hambella county, West Guji zone is marketed under the name of the village.
Smallholder coffee farmers in the respective villages and the surroundings deliver hand-picked coffee cherries directly to the respective coffee processing facilities owned by Melkalti Trading PLC. Once the farmers deliver the coffees, further quality improvement practice is carried out through manual labor to sort out under ripe, overripe and insect/pest damaged cherries. For both processing types, only well ripen red cherries remain for further processing activities.
Catapult Coffee have one simple purpose and that is to celebrate the coffee and to enrich the lives of those who make it happen.
Catapult Coffee have been traveling and sourcing coffee for nearly a decade. In their travels they come across some of the world's most unique and stunning coffees. Inspired by the people they meet along the way, Catapult Coffee hope that by sharing their story and highlighting the noble work they do, they also inspire those who drink it.