Filtro & Espresso
Strawberry, white tea, tangerine
1.800 – 2.200 aslm.
Dega, Wolisho y Kudhum (Orgánico)
Bekele Lagey from the champagne region of coffee
For this superb Ethiopian coffee we teamed up with the guys at Trabocca who have been doing an excellent job sourcing and developing close relationships with farmers and producers in Ethiopia for years.
“This is the Champagne-region of the coffee world”, Menno Simons – founder of Trabocca – explains.
“Perfect growing conditions: right amount of rain and fertile ground, that absorbs all essential minerals. Locals rarely dare to use the main road, especially in the rain season, because you won’t be able to get out of the misty valley – due to muddy slopes. It is as if beauty and danger are inseparable.”
Bekele Lagey is one of the many small farms that work with the Adado Coop in the area.
The Adado co-operative has approximately 2,939 members of whom 2,849 are men and 90 women.
They produce about 2.498 tons of coffee in cherries per year.
Out of the total production about 1/3 are washed and the rest are natural.
Trabocca and the Adado co-operative have worked together since 2005.
Together with partner and roaster, Allegro, they pre-financed: a Brazilian eco-pulper (which locals referred to as ‘the evil white-man-machine’ because it discarded green cherries), a generator to fuel the pulper, drying beds and better roads.
All of which make production more efficient.
We also invested in agronomy training for the farmers and in certification for the co-operative.