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Demeka Becha is a washing station at the top of a hill near the village of Becha in Bona Zuria, Sidama. This site is owned and managed by Ayele Tulu, his wife Genet Haile Endeshow, and their son Tsegab Ayele. Demeka buys cherries from almost 10,000 producers from the communities of Dilla Suke, Demeka, Goacho, Becha, and Bashiro Dale. Coffees from Sidama have consistently been amongst our highest scoring selections over the last few years, and we'll be shifting our focus more towards this region in the coming years. Ethiopia is widely acknowledged as where coffee originated, and its production continues to represent about 10% of the country’s gross domestic product. DNA testing has confirmed over 60 distinct varieties growing in Ethiopia, making it home to the most coffee biodiversity of any region in the world. Given the tradition of coffee production in Ethiopia and the political interworkings of the Ethiopian coffee trade, it is virtually impossible to get single variety coffee lots from Ethiopia. This is changing, albeit very slowly. Most Ethiopian coffees are blends of the many Ethiopian varieties, and referred to simply as 'Ethiopian Landrace'.

Floral

Grape

Type

Single Origin

Origin

Sidama, Ethiopia

Roast

Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Sumatra

Process

Washed

Altitude

2200m

Farm

Ayele Tulu & Family

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