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The Longberry region is in the central-eastern part of the country. This coffee is processed in the traditional ‘unwashed’ style which is also called ‘natural’. The flavor is unique … wild, winy and racy. Many would argue that this is where coffee originated.
ETHIOPIA Hambela Natural Organic – The bulk of production comes from small, family-owned farms where coffee is cultivated on just a few acres of land. Cherries are carefully hand sorted to remove underripe and damaged beans and then the moisture is carefully reduced to 11% on raised beds designed to gently dry coffee with lots of airflow. Simultaneously, Nura Korate carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for small producers, including training producers in best organic practices and investing in basic infrastructure needs like road improvements and establishing local warehouses. Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU) focuses on establishing a certification process for local cooperatives, creating micro-credit for producers and investing in social programs on a larger scale. Environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, life insurance, and educational opportunities are just some of the ways SCFCU strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families.
Degree of Roast: 2
ETHIOPIA Washed Fair Trade Organic – This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Adado Cooperative located within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia. The Adado Cooperative currently has 1,128 members. In 2002, the Cooperative joined the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU), an umbrella organization established in 2002 to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia.
KENYA Nyeri Ichamama – The Othaya Farmers Co-operative Society manages the Ichamama Factory. The cooperative processes coffee from farmers who generally have half acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees shaded with Bananas, Gravelia, and Macadamia trees.
TANZANIA Mbeya Peaberry – This coffee possesses many of the enviable characteristics of an estate Kenya. I love Kenyas but for many the winey acidity can be a bit over the top. Tanzania offers a more balanced cup with a smooth, lingering finish. The rounder shaped peaberry, formed from the maturation of one seed per cherry rather than the typical two seeds, is meticulously sorted during the milling process for its distinct flavor profiles.