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Origin Information

Grower
Rashid Abdullahi
Variety
Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Region
Harari People’s Regional State, Ethiopia
Harvest
October – December
Altitude
1200 – 2100 meters
Soil
Vertisol
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications

Background Details

Ethiopia East Harrar 4 Nafisifi Lot 3011 GrainPro is sourced from family owned farms in the legendary Harari region best known for the Harrar Horse coffee brand, which hasn’t been on the Royal cupping table for several decades. Rashid Abdullahi, co-founder of Nafisifi (the exporting company that sourced this lot) is also a descendant of the Horse. Rashid is the nephew of Mohamed Adullahi Ogsadey, the Somali King who made the Horse brand famous. Rashid has spent the better part of two decades trying to put a Harrar, with all the luster of the past, back to the Royal cupping table. Rashid personally selected the cherries and implemented a raised bed project to ensure meticulous drying protocols. This is also the first year since the creation of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange that new rules permit export directly to Royal. The stars have aligned and somewhere the spirit of the Somali King is smiling.