CUP PROFILE: Floral aromas lead to a rich shot of blackberries and cream with a juicy acidity and a lingering milk chocolate finish.
REGION: Yeppo Village, Masha, Sidama
OTHER: Organic farm, Rainforest Alliance, Traceable, Sustainable, Single Origin
To facilitate the production of traceable micro lots, the farm is separated into 46 identifiable plots, each with specific planted varieties and processing methods. And in addition to following socially and environmentally friendly practices and meeting the requirements for Organic and Rainforest Alliance certification, Yeppo Village offers local coffee farmers training opportunities in agronomy best practices and methods for increasing cup quality.
Haile says that he extends his personal life philosophy to the coffee business: “You need three things to win,” he says. “Discipline, hard work, and commitment. No one will make it without those three.”
He also organizes the Girls Run race in Addis each year, encouraging and empowering young women through sports.
Origin Photos by Interamerican Coffee
CUP PROFILE: Bittersweet chocolate, mellow stone fruits and a lingering nutty finish with a creamy body.
CUP PROFILE: Aromas of milk chocolate lead to notes of sweet maple pecans with a light grapefruit acidity and a clean aftertaste
ROAST PROFILE: Medium
REGION: Jaltenango de la Paz, Chiapas
ELEVATION: 1,200-1,400 masl
OTHER NOTES: Single origin, Fair Trade, Organic farm, traceable
The Sociedad de Produccion Rural Union de Ejidos y Comunidades San Fernando, made up of family owned farms, has invested in nurseries to support more than 1,300 farmers to renovate their coffee farms. The organization is also leading efforts to assist their members to make improvements to their houses, diversification initiatives, and training programs to use Vermicompost that uses earthworms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost.