This coffee is the first in our "Afro-Funk" series.
This series will showcase some really funky Naturals we find throughout Ethiopia.
This particular coffee comes from about 2000 smallholders in the Gedeo county, more specifically the Kochere woreda which sits between Arru & Gedeb.
Most contributing farmers own less than a hectare of land, and they grow coffee simply as a backyard cash crop. Coffee will usually be planted alongside other subsistence crops such as sweet potato, mangos and avocados. Most coffee grown in the region is 100% organic, though not certified, as farmers simply don’t have the money to apply chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. It is important to note that varieties in Ethiopia fall within two main groups – regional or local landraces which is awesome. It's the same as drinking beautiful natural Italian or French wine made with grapes indigenous to that specific part of the country &/or that region.
The work these local farmers do is harder than anything we do here in our 1st world country, roasting, brewing, & drinking coffee they have tediously & painstakingly grown, processed & packed for us. Without them, we have nothing.
We hope you enjoy this wonderfully wild coffee as much as we do right now at the roastery!