Ethiopia Nigussie Gemada Sidamo G1 Natural

Blackcurrant candy, light floral, lime, dark chocolate, apricot
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
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Lot Number P8001417-1
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About This Coffee

Negussie Gemeda is a farmer from the village of Hayisa in Keramo, Sidamo where he lives with his wife, four sons and three daughters. Situated at 2,100masl, his 3ha coffee farm produces around 15,000kg of red cherry a year and sits alongside 10ha of plots for other crops: vegetables, wheat, teff, barley and bamboo. In 2019 Negussie’s grade 1 natural won the first ever Ethiopia Cup of Excellence competition with a score of 91.4pts.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Sidamo
Harvest Season 2020/21
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Nigussie Gemada
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT SID G1
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

Hayisa village is located in the kebele of Keramo, Bure woreda, Sidama zone. The region boasts plentiful sunshine and exceptional altitude, the positive byproduct of which is relatively cool temperatures which allow for slow cherry maturation.

The Sidamo region has developed a reputation for producing some of the finest coffees in the world. This combination of high altitude, fertile soils and abundant sunshine provides ideal conditions for arabica coffee cultivation. Heirloom arabica varietals, which still grow wild in Ethiopia, contribute to juicy profile which when processed naturally is typified by jammy tropical and stone fruit flavours with light floral notes.

History of Coffee in Ethiopia 

Coffee is ancient in Ethiopia, but coffee farming is not. By the end of the 9th Century coffee was actively being cultivated in Ethiopia as food, but probably not as a beverage. It was the Arab world that developed brewing. Even as coffee became an export for Ethiopia in the late 1800’s, Ethiopian coffee was the result of gathering rather than agricultural practices. A hundred years ago, plantations, mostly in Harar, were still the exception, while “Kaffa” coffee from the southwest was still harvested wild. In 1935, William Ukers wrote: “Wild coffee is also known as Kaffa coffee, from one of the districts where it grows most abundantly in a state of nature. The trees grow in such profusion that the possible supply, at a minimum of labor in gathering, is practically unlimited. It is said that in south-western Abyssinia there are immense forests of it that have never been encroached upon except at the outskirts.” 

  • Subregion Sidamo
  • Farm Name Nigussie Gemada
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom
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  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £10.50
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA NAT SID G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001417-1
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk