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Origin Information

Grower
Tibebu Roba
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Chelchele, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia
Harvest
October - January
Altitude
1950– 2060 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA GEDEB 1 ORGANIC NATURAL TIBEBU ROBA GRAINPRO is produced by Tibebu Roba and processed as a separate micro-lot by Tesfaye Roba. Tibebu’s 20-acre farm is located near the community of Chelchele in the Gedeb district of the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region,Ethiopia. Tesfaye and his brothers recently took over farm operations for their mother, Bedihatu Jibicho (now approaching 100 years old) and also began processing and exporting coffee for neighbors like Tibebu. Tibebu has been cultivating coffee for 21 years but this is the first year, with the help of Tesfaye, that he has been able to sell his coffee as a micro-lot. Coffee is Tibebu’s main source of income that he uses to support his 11 children (5 adopted).