QUALITY SCORE: 89.00Cup NotesMandarin / Yellow Plum / Black Tea / Demerara SugarTECHNICAL DETAILSQUALITY SCORE89.00PRODUCERBasha BekeleCOUNTRYEthiopiaTERROIRSidamaELEVATION1950 - 2000 mtFERMENTATIONClassic NaturalCULTIVAREthiopia 74160PICKED INDec 2018 - Jan 2019LANDED INJune 2019LOT SIZE6000 kg.ARRIVED INGrainPro bagsROAST PROFILE BYRubens GardelliROASTED ONCustomised roasterTHE STORY BEHINDThis lot comes from a group of small farmers in the Sidama region of Southern Ethiopia. Thanks to 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 the necessary financial resources to start trading directly. This group of farmers in Sidama all have between 3 and 12 hectares and all have their own export licenses, but this year they assigned Buriso Amaje as their group leader who now coordinates the milling and export of the coffee in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abeba. These farmers have amazing potential, which this lot fully demonstrates, but with some additional training in farm management and picking, processing and drying, as well as agronomists’ input, the quality of their coffees is set to improve even further.Basha and his wife and two children own 3 hectares of land in the Bombe village in Bensa, Sidama. Basha cultivates the 74160 variety which he received through the Jimma Agricultural Research Centre. The coffee grows under the shade of native trees in a forest. Basha’s family single-handedly pick and process all of their coffee. The cherries are placed on raised beds at the family home to dry for around one month.



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