Ethiopia under the rain

 

The 2019/20 harvest was a difficult one in Ethiopia. The first problem was the climate. Rainfall in the last three months
of 2019 and early 2020 was twice the seasonal average. This had numerous consequences, including a negative impact on fruit quality (insufficient sunshine at the end of ripening), the quality of drying and, ultimately, yield volumes. It’s a phenomenon
that has affected mostly the Guji, Sidama and Yirgacheffe/Kochere appellations.

 

Given the situation, this year we’re offering a Guji selection composed of the appellation’s four main terroirs: Hambela, Shakiso, Uraga and Kercha. We are continuing to work with Moplaco and Metad in the Yirgacheffe and Kochere appellation, and are eager for you to discover the natural, fully-washed and honey coffees of Asefa Dukamo from the region of Sidama, supplied by Daye Bensa Coffee Export Plc. 

 

In the west, we have improved our Kaffa range with the help of two new producers providing coffees that successfully represent their beautiful region. In the Jimma region, Mustafa and Khalid have obtained organic certification and are also offering
fully-washed, natural and honey coffees. 

In Sheka, Moplaco has produced yet another excellent natural forest coffee this year.

 

Not only have coffee shrubs suffered, so too have the local populations. The heavy rains have severely affected
many of them, particularly those depending on cereals such as teff as their staple food. Those eating enset (Sidama, Gedeo, etc.) will be less affected. In addition to poor climatic conditions, the country also had to cope with a locust plague…
Now more than ever, its coffee industry requires support, quality and decent prices.

REGIONS

Guji, Jimma,
Yirgacheffee, Sidama,
Kaffa, Gedeo, Sheka

FARMS

Zewde estate, ZAT LPC, Wolenso, Bishan fugu, Sheka, Bensa, Kochere, Shantawene, DW PLC, Botto & Gera, Etchemo

PRODUCERS

Moplaco, Mohammed Ali, Khalid Shifa, Zenabu, Habtamu Abebe Getachewu, Guji HighlanNazimu Abamecha, Nano Challa coopérative, Barkume Edema, Duromina coop, Frères Dabessa, Metad, Daye Bensa Coffee,
Demissie Edema, Hailu Figa

MEETING OUR PRODUCERS

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ETHIOPIA - DAYE BENSA COFFEE

ETHIOPIA - YESORATI EXPORT MANAGER

ETHIOPIA - TARIKU DE METAD

BONGA - TATMARA - NEGUSSE

GUJI URAGA BARKUME

MUSTEFA MUHAMAD ALI FARM AND DRY STATION

DAYE BENSA COFFEE

HAMBELA BUKU BISHAN FUGU METAD

WALAGA ANFILO YEROSATI

GUJI HIGHLAND COFFEE FARM AND DRY STATION

KHALID SHIFA AND DRY STATION

TRAVEL DIARY