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Ethiopia, Hassan Ware, Darii Kojowa Grade 1, Natural

Supplier Lalisaa Project /

Altitude 2091 /

Crop Year 2019 /

Product Code 6730

About Ethiopia, Hassan Ware, Darii Kojowa Grade 1, Natural

In the mountainous terrain of Darii, comes this fantastic natural addition to our selection of Guji coffees. A second site of Hassan Ware, Darri Kojowa is the most remote station we work with but the exquisite coffee makes the arduous trek worthwhile. This station produces both washed and natural coffees but we have teamed up with Hassan’s natural selection here because the conditions are simply perfect. This coffee is sourced from a single farmer group, Rassa Sukke, representing 19 households and 33.5 hectares of coffee land in the surrounding highlands.

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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.