roast profile: FILTER
tasting notes: DRIED MANGO - COCONUT - KEY LIME
location: OROMIA, GUJI ZONE, URAGA WOREDA
washing station: NEJA FADIL
producer: NEJA FADIL
elevation (MASL): 2.150
ETHIOPIA Neja Fadil
Ethiopia is one of our favourite origins and also highly respected in the specialty coffee industry. The Arabica coffee plant was first found growing wild in Ethiopia and Yemen, and then Ethiopia became the motherland of coffee.The Neja Fadil wet mill has registered about 250 farmers who are located in the villages surrounding the wet mill (in Tobitu Tuta Kebele). This lot (from 45 of the 250 registered farmers) is unique, in that - even as part of the coffee powerhouse Guji region - only over the past few years have residents of Tobitu Tuta begun farming coffee. Mr.Neja Fedil is a recent arrival to coffee export, having built his washing station in 2017 after working for several years as a coffee collector on commission for other washing stations. In his youth - also recent! - Neja played on his local district football (soccer) team. As is becoming increasingly common at private washing stations in Ethiopia now, the station is currently expanding registration of farmer suppliers and launching agronomy trainings to expand quality control to the farm level.