Dinkalem Adema, many outgrowers from the surrounding Bita area
Plum Cider, Blackberry Candy, Passionfruit and Mango Juices
A longtime producer partner of our importer, Dinkalem Adema, owns several coffee sites in his native Keffa, including a washing station and the farm where outgrowers from the surrounding Bita area bring their freshly picked, red-ripe cherries for purchase. This is his vision for his farm: to produce some beautiful coffees personally, and to provide a unique venue for everyone nearby to add value and have more opportunities.
Most farmers are smallholders with 2 hectares or less, and one picking may yield less than one bag of ripe cherries at a time. These are transported to the washing station by donkey cart, someone’s shoulders or the ubiquitous 3-wheeled taxi vehicles that bump along the dusty Ethiopian roads, carrying people wherever they need to go.
During harvest season, the cherries flow in, but for the most part, no one lot Dinkalem buys from the outgrowers is big enough to process separately. That means that the day’s pick of cherries purchased from neighbors and families who’ve come from all over the area is mingled at the mill, and voila! So. Much. Nuance! These lots showcase Keffa’s renowned flavor and terroir.