THE ORIGIN STORY
This naturally processed Ethiopian is traceable back to Daffis Abafita's farm. 90% of his harvest grades out to bean size at or above screen 14, which points to the special care he puts into picking at peak ripeness. Here in Beshasha, Dafis grew up farming coffee with his siblings and parents, and has lived here all his life. In 2019 he began to export under his own license, and the positive results of this passion for coffee can be seen in the cup.
Beshasha, itself, is a famed town in Ethiopia, as it is one of the cultural and political centers of the Oromo region and culture. During his early years, Daffis stayed in Beshasha to support his family farm while a few others went on to attend high school. His brother, Abiy Ahmed went on to be elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 2018, soon followed by the Nobel Peace Prize. Together, these two brothers represent not only a major victory for regional peace, but also a stake in the ground for Beshasha, the larger Agaro and Jimma regions and its central economic pride – coffee.
Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, the seventh largest producing country in the world, and one of the worlds top consumers, too. The hard work that Daffis puts into growing this coffee, coupled with the excellent heritage of coffee in Ethiopia make for an incredibly special cup. It is subtly complex, with notes of raspberry and watermelon and a long lasting, sweet finish.
Variety / Processing Method: Heirloom, 74110, 74165 / Natural
Location: Daffis Abafita, Oromia, Jimma Zone, Goma Woreda