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Behind the Beans

Khalid is an exceptional coffee producer cultivating coffee on his forrest farm in Jimma highlands. He grew up this farm and is now managing it like his father and grandfather before that. He is particularly mindful of preserving the natural state of this unique piece of land. When planting the farm Khalid’s grandfather went to the nearby Choche forrest to source wild coffee plants for cultivation. The farm now covers 35 hectares and reaches to an altitude of 2100 m.a.s.l.

In the Ethiopian coffee markets, where a vast majority of coffee comes from Coop’s, it’s rare to find people like Khalid, an independent coffee producer with his processing and milling facilities. He also processes coffees from his small-holder farmer neighbors in his facilities. He has become a central figure in the surrounding coffee community, where he also offers training and shares his knowledge about farming methods, cultivation, harvest, and processing.

This lot we sourced from Khalid is honey processed meaning that, instead of washing the coffee free of musilage after removing the pulp, the beans are put on the drying table with some of the pulp still present. This affects the tactile, sweetness and acidity of the coffee.

ORIGIN: Ethiopia

REGION: Jimma

VARIETY: JARC-varieties

PROCESSING: Honey

HARVEST: 2022

FOB (per kg): 7,5$/kg

PROJECT/ TRADER: Khalid Shifa

GRAINPRO: Yes

ROASTER: Communal Coffee

ROAST PROFILE: Omniroast

EXTRACTION: Filter

TASTE NOTES: Silky and floral with a gentle citric acidity. Notes of plum, peach, jasmin, honey.