Ethiopia Adola Natural

Flavor profile: Strawberry and Whipped cream, Blueberry, Jasmin, Passion fruit, Pineapple, Funky with a Juicy body

Origin:

Ethiopia

Region:

Guji, Oromia

Producers:

Israel Degfa

Farm:

Wet Mill: Adola

Altitude:

2100 masl

Varietal:

Heirloom

Processing:

Natural

Buying Options

All orders are processed the same day and sent as soon as the coffee is roasted, no longer than the next Wednesday.
*All bags will be shipped as whole beans. Please mention in order notes if you want it grinded.
Shown prices include VAT.
Free Shipping for orders on Romanian territory of 200LEI or above

Description

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 teach 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 the membership number and keep a record of improvements, again to assure an ongoing relationship. He also offers microfinance for farmers 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 the 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 centers that Israel has created.

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