Available in 250g wholebeans only, Omni-roast profile.
This coffee is from a privately owned communal wet mill in Adola, collecting cherries from various smallholders. The washing station is owned by Israel Degfa. A few years ago, Israel, who was a 30-year-old Ethiopian willing to change how things work got together with other exporters to create a different scenario. The way the payment system in Ethiopia works is that the government fixes the price every harvest. What Israel did was to implement a program with farmers that teaches them to harvest better quality coffees (the red cherries) for premium prices. He will always buy the coffee cherries no matter what for a premium compared to governmental price- the better the quality, the bigger the premium. To control this project, he created a registration program for farmers: all of them have they membership number and keep a record of improvements, again to assure an ongoing relationship. He also offers micro finance for famers wanting to improve the quality of coffees. Farmers are paid in cash on delivery of the coffee and the ones that keep improving quality will receive an after payment, a few weeks later after coffee is sold. Having this membership does not mean they have to exclusively sell to Israel, it only means they can keep track of each other and, they can access facilities such as schools and healthcare centres that Israel has created.
- Flavours: Strawberry and whipped cream, blueberry, jasmine, passion fruit and pineapple. Funky with a juicy body
- Origin: Guji, Oromia, Ethiopia
- Varietal: Heirloom
- Process: Natural
- Altitude: 2100 metres above sea level