ETHIOPIA Coffee Beans
- DAMBI UDDO
Dambi Udo is neighboring Shakiso, populated by small farmers that have only recently started to engage in coffee production and harvesting. The young producers are much more open to change and are more receptive to training on farm management and picking.
Abiyot, owner of Buno General Trading, decided to focus on processing natural Specialty grade coffee, collects only the ripest cherries and dries them on 25 meter long raised beds. He made a difference in the community’s harvesting habits by paying an additional 1 birr/kg to the farmers delivering fully red and sorted out cherries.
TASTING NOTES : Strawberry. Apricot. Jasmine. Coconut.
REGION : GUJI, OROMIA
PROCESS : NATURAL
ALTITUDE: 1800-2100 masl
- NUGUSE MARE
This is one of the lots that have come from a group of small farmers in the Sidama region of Southern Ethiopia. With the changes to export laws in Ethiopia, small producers are now able to market their coffee directly, but this is still very challenging, and few have access to capital to make this happen. This group of farmers in Sidama they all have between 3 and 12 hectares and all have their own export licenses, however this year they have assigned Buriso Amaje as their group leader and he coordinated the milling and export of the coffee in Addis.
This group has an amazing potential and this year we are seeing some of that, Nuguse has 10 hectares of coffee spread across 3 different parcels of land in the Huro Hibiro village in Bensa, Sidama. Nuguse grows 74158 and 74160 varieties which are both selections from the Jimma research centre. These varieties were selected from wild plants in the Metu-Bishari forest in the Illuababora zone in Western Ethiopia. They’re widely distributed varieties across Ethiopia and were selected for their resistance to CBD and high yield. These two selections are known to have very pronounced citrus and floral notes which are prized by coffee buyers. Nuguse’s coffee is all processed and dried at his family home and he only produces natural coffee
TASTING NOTES: Vanilla. Strawberry.
REGION : BENSA , SIDAMA
PROCESS : NATURAL
ALTITUDE: 1800-2000 masl
CULTIVAR: 74158, 74160