Tasting Notes: Peach, Darjeeling Tea
Hale Taste Scale: 9 - Bright and floral
Elevation: 2,100 - 2,300 masl
Producer: Israel Degafa
Region: Sama in Oromia, Guji
Dry Time: 12- 21 days
Harvest Month: October - December
The Israel Degafa Story:
Israel Degfa is an Ethiopian coffee producer and entrepreneur who is known for his innovative approach to coffee production and his commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Degfa started his coffee business in 2007, and since then, he has become one of the most respected and influential coffee producers in Ethiopia. His company, Keffa Coffee, works with smallholder farmers to produce high-quality, specialty-grade coffee beans that are sold to roasters around the world.
One of Degfa's most significant contributions to the coffee industry is his focus on sustainability and social responsibility. He has implemented a number of programs aimed at improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers and protecting the environment, including initiatives to promote organic farming practices, provide access to clean water and healthcare, and support local education and infrastructure projects.
Adola Washing Station, situated in the Guji region, is a communal wet mill located close to the town Anferara. Nearly 1500 smallholder farmers from the surrounding
area contribute coffee cherries to the station each year. Delivery of cherries is made directly to the washing station, or to an Adola collection center in the more remote areas. Adola Washing Station specializes in washed and natural coffee processing methods.