East Africa

Certifications:
Ethiopian
Amaro Gayo
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Amaro
Altitude: 5,200 feet
Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian Arabica
Process: Natural
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description:The Amaro Mountains are a small range separating the communities of Amaro on the eastern slopes from Nechisar National Park and the lowland tribal areas of Arba Minch in southwest Ethiopia. Native to the region, Asnakech Thomas returned to Ethiopia in 2005 to focus on improving coffee quality and living conditions for the community. Learn more…

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Ethiopian Sidamo Aleta Wondo
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Sidamo
Altitude: 6,600 feet
Varietal: Wild Ethiopian Heirloom Arabica
Process: Natural
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: A superb example of a berry-tinged Ethiopian natural, Aleta Wondo is processed by the Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (S.C.F.C.U.) and grown by farmers at Aleta Wondo. This coffee is both Fair Trade and organic certified. BRC is donating 50 cents for every roasted pound of this coffee to improve living conditions and health care access in the town of Aleta Wondo. Since 2007, they have constructed a schoolhouse, community center and planted 1200 trees in the area. Learn more…

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Ethiopian Yirge Cheffe
Country: Ethiopia
Region: Gedeo, Sidamo
Altitude: 3280-4920 feet
Varietal: Heirloom Ethiopian Arabica
Process: Wet Processed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Yirgacheffe coffee is wet processed, and is considered one of the premium, cleanest-cupping Ethiopian coffees. Beans are hand-picked to ensure full ripeness, a huge benefit when cherries are fermented and washed of their pulp. The smallholders belong to the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, established in 1999 to facilitate the direct export of coffee produced by small farmers. The Union also ensures that Fairtrade premiums are directed towards community development; since 1999 they have overseen the construction of 11 primary schools, 3 secondary schools, a library and kindergarten, as well as further medical, office and agroindustrial infrastructure. Learn more…

Kenya
Country: Kenya
Region: Aberdares ranges of Mount Kenya
Altitude: 5,000 feet
Varietal: SL28, SL34
Process: Washed, sun-dried
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: The Kimunye Farmers Estate has been producing coffee since the 1950s. It uses banana and hardwood trees to provide a natural canopy for its coffee trees, which grow in volcanic red loam soil. Beans are fully washed and dried on elevated rolling patios by the sun. Enjoy the plum, pear and wine-like notes of this special single origin.

Tanzania Peaberry
Country: Tanzania
Region: Arusha
Altitude: 5600 feet
Varietal: Bourbon and Kent
Process: Washed
$13.00 (12 oz can)
$75.00 (5 lb bag)
General Description: Established by the Italian Count Vittorio Davico in 1931, the Mondul Coffee Estate continued to thrive under the direction of the Davico family for over seventy-five years. Coveted for its high elevation in the mountains above Monduli Town, in the greater Arusha region of northeastern Tanzania, the estate was recently purchased by the owner of Burka Estates, the largest coffee operation in Tanzania. The farm and mill are managed by Kenyan Hugh Johansen, who is making great strides to expand cultivation. Learn more…