Ethiopia, Shimekt Daba / Light Roast

Ethiopia, Shimekt Daba / Light Roast

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Tasting Notes: peach, chamomile, rooibos.

Producer: Mr. Shimekt Daba

Origin: Limu Kosa District, Jimma Zone (SW Ethiopia) 

Altitude: 1900-2000 masl

Variety: Indigenous Heirloom

Process: Washed

Harvest: Oct-January 2019

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From our importing partner, Keffa Coffee: "Mr. Shimekt Daba is a visionary who is committed to creating a better future for Ethiopia’s coffee grower’s community.

The cultural practices at the farm are geared towards balanced ecology and conservation based and grown in a sustainable way that considers social and economic aspects. Emphasis is given to maintaining soil fertility and conservation using shade, mulch, cover crop and construction ridges where there is a slope. No chemical fertilizer and insecticides are being used.

The company has a robust operating structure that drives ongoing quality operations and production goals by having an on-site quality manager with vast experience in coffee processing and quality control. They have 10 full-time technical and support staff and 100 part-time employees. This creates local employment opportunities and provides an elevated level of sustainability for the people within the local community that are employed at the Shimeket Daba Coffee Plantation.”

The farm is located in a tropical rainforest at 1900-200 meters above sea level. When we visited in December of 2018 we saw a pack of baboons as we drove away, as well as monkeys high up in the trees. We were told that occasionally lions are seen in the forest.