Heleanna Georgalis, a daughter of legendary coffee producer named Yiannis in Ethiopia, continued the legacy of coffee in her family by taking over the family land. She deliberately tries to improve both the family business and Ethiopian coffee by successfully managing Moplaco trading company.
Through years of hard work and meticulous focus, she produces some of the brightest, most complex coffees. We are definitely looking forward to highlighting and presenting its beautiful traits of its originality.
Heleanna is known for her love of experimentation and willingness to take risks in order to create a transcendent cup of coffee. Her farming and processing practices are the absolute gold standard, diverse and honed over time. Along with immaculate washed coffees, her sundried coffees show an exquisite and unique cleanliness, along with a distinct citric character like lime along with the other fruits they bring to the table.
Another process we’re always excited about is her “Kenya process,” which was inspired by the dry fermentation practices she witnessed in Kenya in order to preserve water.
Motivated by the same concern, Heleanna’s Kenya process coffees are depulped, then fermented in cement tanks for 36 hours before drying, bringing the same cleanliness along with a distinct spice character.