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Origin Information

Grower
Abera Degela
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Chelchesa, Gedeb District, Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Harvest
November - January
Altitude
1900 – 2000 meters
Soil
Loamy Red Brown
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

ETHIOPIA YIRGACHEFFE GEDEB 1 ORGANIC NATURAL CHELBESA ABERA DEGELA GRAINPRO is produced by Abera Degela and processed as a separate micro-lot at the Worka Cooperative where Abera is a founding member. The Worka cooperative is located in the southern district of Gedeb, Ethiopia. The cooperative was established in 2005 and Abera farm was selected as a model to help everyone in the cooperative improve their harvesting methods.  Abera moved to Worka as a young man and started cultivating coffee on 5 hectares of land in 1982.  Abera expresses a lot of joy recounting more than three decades of experiences on his coffee farm where he is always looking for new ways to improve the livelihood of his family, which includes 6 children.