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Shakisso from Ethiopia is the result of the Haile Gebre’s outstanding work
Shakisso Farm can be found in the Guji zone, the southern part of Oromia, one of Ethiopia’s largest regions.
Haile works closely together with medium-sized local growers who are specialised in this highland forest coffee.
Year in and year out, Haile, tries his best to upgrade the quality and quantity of Shakisso Farm.
During harvest, the farm has more than 300 coffee pickers harvesting coffee, about 150 of them supply coffee individually to the wet mill.
There are currently twelve permanent qualified members of staff with more than ten years practical experience in coffee production, processing, clearing and marketing.
There are many gold mines in the area of Shakisso Farm, so the coffee fields are literally full of holes where people have been digging for gold. This makes walking between the coffee trees risky.
As a result, the biggest challenge these days is to find employees to maintain the plantation and pick cherries