Kalve Roasters
Genji Challa, Ethiopia

Kalve Roasters - Genji Challa, Ethiopia


LIGHT AND JUICY –
Genji Challa is a treat for lovers of light, citric coffee profiles. Together with its rich aroma and tea like finish, this organic certified coffee is especially suited for light summery mornings.

KALVE coffee beans come in a beautifully designed aluminium container that – once empty – can be used for a variety of other practical purposes, including as a stand-alone decoration piece.

Origin: Jimma – Oromia / 2000 masl. / Heirloom / Washed ORGANIC / SCA – 88.0p

Notes: Strawberry jam, orange zest, pastry cream, intense florals.

 17.40

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Description


LIGHT AND JUICY –
Genji Challa is a treat for lovers of light, citric coffee profiles. Together with its rich aroma and tea like finish, this organic certified coffee is especially suited for light summery mornings.

KALVE coffee beans come in a beautifully designed aluminium container that – once empty – can be used for a variety of other practical purposes, including as a stand-alone decoration piece.

Origin: Jimma – Oromia / 2000 masl. / Heirloom / Washed ORGANIC / SCA – 88.0p

Notes: Strawberry jam, orange zest, pastry cream, intense florals.

Description

Genji Challa was established in 2019, just a few miles away from the Nano Challa – its “sister” station. Genji was born out of a need for more space as the membership grew and volumes of cherry being delivered becoming too much for the capacity of one station alone – there are now over 600 members split between the two sites.

This success originates from Nano Challa being chosen to be part of the “Technoserve Coffee Initiative” – funded by the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation”, providing technical, managerial assistance and training to the producer groups. The impact of the initiative was huge, as it helped coops transition to washed processing, and allowed them to completely change the market and quality they had access to, positively impacting the premiums of the coffees.

Farmers of Genji Challa cultivate coffees at altitudes between 1850 and 2100 meters. When delivered, the cherries are floated before being de-pulped; the coffee is then soaked in clean water in concrete tanks for 8 hours before drying – firstly skin-dried and sorted under shade, before being sun-dried for approximately 10 days on raised drying beds.

Shipping

All orders are shipped within 2 days following completion

Delivery times:

  • 3-6 business days to Finland, Sweden, and Denmark
  • 5-8 business days to the rest of EU
  • 8-14 business days outside EU

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Impact

Kalve coffees are sourced from certified free-trade farms. The brand prides itself in its hands-on dealings with the farmers. Most importantly, Kalve is spearheading the ‘sustainable coffee’ movement by offering beans in reusable tins that can be refilled ad-infinitum, making zero-waste a reality.

The Art of Coffee Roasting

Based in Riga, Latvia, Kalve is the offspring of coffee specialists Gatis and Raimonds. Winning the 2nd place in the competition Roast Master 2019, the duo has been busy turning coffee roasting into an art form. After ethically sourcing raw coffee beans from local farmers around the world, Kalve meth Using state of the art technology, Kalve guarantees their roasts to reach at least 82 points on the quality scale of the SCA protocol.

Moreover, to guarantee consistency in coffee quality, every roasted coffee batch is cupped for quality control. Kalve is also actively spearheading the sustainable coffee roasting movement by introducing concepts like the Kalve Coffee Zero-Waste. Customers have the fortune of purchasing Kalve coffee beans in beautifully designed cannisters that once empty can be returned to the roastery for a top-up at a significant discount. In this manner, the brand has managed to reduce package waste by 60% in Riga.