All bags are sold as 250g or 1kg.
250g - €16.90/bag (€67.60kg)
1kg - €50.60
Incl. 7% USt. zzgl. Shipping
Sold as Whole Beans only.
34 Smallholder Producers in the Okoluu Region
Dambi Uddo Kebele in Skakisso Woreda - East Guji
JARC 74110 & 74112 and Ethiopian Heirloom
Dried on raised beds.
2,000 - 2,150 M.A.S.L.
Nectarine, milk chocolate, and raisins
Organic farming is one key to sustainable agriculture. Sustainability in agricultural practices involves a diversity of plants and the management of healthy soil. By reducing future hidden environmental costs of conventional/industrial farming, it is important to highlight the value that sustainable practices create for our planet now and in the future.
Okoluu is situated deep in the forests just north of the small township of Sewana. Large shade trees from the old-growth forest tower over the plantation with many other smaller, native forest shade trees in between. Above the old-growth forest, plantations are small plots of semi-forest plantation mixed with food crops such as false banana (Enset), green beans, and other root crops. Enset and green bean mulch works as nitrogen fixer and is valuable for nutrient-rich soil.
Throughout the farm is a rich diversity of native forest plants, trees, and flowers. The biodiversity maintains the soil's nutrients and provides a natural defense against insects. Organic fertilization supports positive fungus which brings nutrients to the trees and stops the spread of leaf rust. Fungal colonies composed of mycelium are found in and on the soil.
The coffee is collected daily from the Okoluu farmers and shipped to the drying station in the evening. Only red cherries are selected and pre-sorted by floating them in water. The cherries are then spread out on raised “African” beds in a layer between 2 to 4 cm thick to avoid any unwanted fermentation in the drying process. The cherries are turned 5 to 6 times per day to maintain an even drying of the coffee cherry. The drying time of the coffee ranges between 24 to 28 days with a goal moisture content of 10-10.5%.