$20.00 – $60.00
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About this coffee
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Tade GG is a private farm owned by Tesfaye Bekele. He is so passionate about coffee farming that he has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America to visit coffee farms and different cultivating and processing methods.
The landscape is characterized by sharp and rugged hills, ridges, plateaus, valleys and flats creating stunningly dramatic setting. The region’s volcanic soil bursts with nutrients, creating a deep red and brown topsoil. This particular Natural process coffee the cherry once picked is laid to dry on raised beds where workers turn the cherry regularly to ensure a even drying process. This coffee also is a Grade 1 specific Natural coffee. Grades in Ethiopia depend on visual inspection for defects and on cup quality. Grade 1 is considered the highest quality coffee. Grade 1 and 2 are considered specialty coffee, grade 3-9 are classified as commercial coffee. Grade 1 is free of cup faults and taints and has zero quakers.
Coffee still grows wild in Ethiopia’s mountain forests. Ethiopian farmers cultivate coffee in four different systems, which include forest coffee, semi-forest coffee, garden coffee and plantation coffee. About 98% of the coffee in Ethiopia is produced by peasants on small farms and it is the country’s most important export. Ethiopia is Africa’s third largest coffee producer. There are about 700,000 coffee smallholders in Ethiopia, of which 54 percent are in semi forest areas. Coffee has been part of their indigenous cultural traditions for more than 10 generations.
Coffee is traded on the Ethiopian Commodities exchange (ECX) which unique to many other countries sets its own prices. Ethiopia Produced 7.1 Million Bags of Coffee in 2017-2018. Most Ethiopian Coffee goes to Germany and Saudi Arabia (about 20% Each) while Australia takes 2%. While most coffee does go through the ECX, reforms recently passed by the government have allowed larger farms and co-ops to market and sell their coffees directly to consumers, resulting in increased traceability and fairer pricing