The Wolisho variety is a regional variety from Ethiopia.
The term "Heirloom" is often used as an umbrella term for Ethiopian coffee. However, there are also subdivisions into so-called "landraces". These were originally selected from a wild coffee population and have adapted to specific agro-ecological conditions.
The Wolisho variety is a regional landrace. Like most landraces, it was named after a tree native to Gedeo and the surrounding area. This tree bears large fruits with irregular annual yields. Wolisho coffee has large cherries and long leaves.
The picture above shows a lot from Chelbesa, the largest coffee growing area in Gedeb Woreda. There we work together with our partner Girum Assefa.