Kola Bolcha

Flavours of lemon curd, white peach, orange blossom
Body     Acidity

Best as black espresso/filter

Kola Bolcha is a relatively new cooperative in the Agaro woreda of the Jimma Zone. Within Agaro, there is a small subregion known as Gera, and that’s where you’ll find this washing station.

Kola Bolcha falls under the Kata Muduga Union and geographically sits within a portion of the forest between two other washing stations whose names may be familiar: Duromina and Hunda Oli.

The Kola Bolcha cooperative has around 400 members, though that number will grow. The cooperative’s increasing experience and skills in producing amazing washed process coffee is a drawcard to new members seeking experience and also the higher earnings possible within the specialty coffee market.

Once again, in large part due to the efforts of Technoserve, a non-government organisation who have been working in East Africa to bring farmers the right training, processing facilities and services, needed can grow coffee for the specialty market and significantly boost their incomes.

Jimma, in the southwest of Ethiopia, was traditionally associated with lower commodity-grade coffee. With increased exposure to specialty coffee and education from partners such as Technoserve, the truly great potential of this area is beginning to be realised.


Kola Bolcha Cooperative




Gera, Agaro


1900-2200m above sea level









Roast style


Map showing location of Ethiopia Kola Bolcha

What makes up Ethiopia Kola Bolcha?

The location

Coffee from Ethiopia

Seen as the birthplace of domesticated coffee, there are not many more exciting times at the Sample warehouse as when our fresh Ethiopian lots arrive. Legend says it’s our favourite origin…

The Jimma region of Ethiopia

Region in the southwest that traditionally only produced commodity grade coffee. With increased exposure and education the truly great potential of this area is beginning to be realised. Can also be referred to as ‘Jimmah’, ‘Jimma’, and ‘Djimmah’

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.

Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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