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Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adissu Alichaye Grade 1 Natural

Supplier Lalisaa Project /

Altitude 2100 masl /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Mixed Heirloom Varieties /

Product Code 6728

About Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adissu Alichaye Grade 1 Natural

This Naturally processed was dried on African beds made from bamboo, takes 21days to dry with 7 hours, on average, drying hours per day typical natural method with frequent turning and sorting of defect cherries while drying. We also uses static water tank or floating tank to sort cherries before placing them on beds.

Addisu comes from a family with long history in growing coffee. He used to sell his coffees to brokers or the ECX. In the past, when he had to do business with brokers, he felt there is no transparency in the prices and there were not much trust between parties involved. He was not satisfied didn’t like how ECX mixed all his coffees under a catch all terms like Kochere or Yirgacheffe. So, after the recent changes in exporting regulations, he seized the opportunity and joined Lalisaa project to export his own coffee directly to roasters. He is hoping to continue work with Sucafina Ethiopia to improve the cup quality so he can better support his family. His farm located about 13 Km south of the town of Yirgacheffe.

About Lalisaa Project

Lalisaa is a term used to describe something that is flourishing and growing. Historically, a majority of Ethiopia’s coffee producers have not been able to enjoy a direct relationship with the buyer of their coffee. This lack of transparency and equitable trade structure left most farmers with no incentive or know how to develop their crop, despite having the world’s most diverse and distinct coffee.

Due to recent changes in regulation, even the little guys can directly export their coffee to foreign markets and with Ethiopia’s staggering levels of varietal diversity, we believe that new amazing coffees are just waiting to be discovered. We have partnered with several washing stations and farmers to create truly transparent and sustainable supply chains. Sucafina Ethiopia provide training on agronomy best practices and help organize farmers into groups to wean them off the need of intermediaries in the field so they can deliver directly to the washing or drying stations. In addition to the farmer training we provide training at the washing and drying stations to ensure the farmers’ hard work is processed perfectly.

We have launched a pilot of the Lalisaa Project near Shakiso, Guji, where we have partnered with six coffee mills. This region receives ample rainfall and is marked by steep mountainous terrain. Perfect conditions to support the vast array of coffee found here. Only recently have Guji coffees been distinguished from neighbouring Sidamo and Yirgacheffe producing areas. Due to their immense quality and unique profiles however, they are quickly gaining international recognition.