Ethiopia Sidama Kontema Natural | Filter
Ethiopia Sidama Kontema Natural | Filter
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Ethiopia Sidama Kontema Natural | Filter

Regular price £12.20 £0.00 Unit price per
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Tasting notes:

Green tea, blueberries, sugar puffs

Origin:

Ethiopia, Sidama

Processing:

Natural

Altitude:

2,100 to 2,300 metres above sea level

Mill:

Kontema Station

Farm:

1,022 smallholder producers

 

Details:

Located within the famous Sidama coffee-producing region of Ethiopia, the Kontema Station works directly with just over a thousand smallholder producers to mill coffee for export. The owner of the mill, Asefa Dukamo, was introduced to coffee at a young age as his parents were cultivating coffee and other garden crops. In his teens, he began to supply neighbouring coffee washing stations with cherries purchased from nearby relatives and villagers in addition to his own family’s farm. He realized that there were not many washing stations nearby, and he had to travel great distances to deliver his coffee. Thus began the idea to construct his own washing station to reduce the travel time for coffee producers in his region. As well as coffee, producers in the region will plant other crops such as sugarcane, a variety of fruits and “Inset”; a common indigenous plant that can be prepared as food in different forms. Income from coffee is important, but minimal for most farmers due to the small size of their farms. As such, inputs are minimal–most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified due to high certification costs, as farmers simply do not have the money to apply chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.


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