(A guest post by Seife Tuuloskorpi of Ethiopian Beans about a project he is working on in Ethiopia. Read more about our partnership here, and please email us if you are interested in buying this coffee!)
Tekle Mammo has been working with coffee growers all his life. He has taken the initiative on a project he calls “One Farmer, One Roaster”. He started this project last year together with Yirgacheffe union by convincing three small farmers in Yirgacheffe to take a loan and invest in hand pulp machines for washed coffee.
This year, 16 farmers in Yirgacheffe have been inspired by Olke Bire's success and are investing in hand pulpers. Seeing this reminds me why I started working with coffee-- this is the real deal, noy aid but empowerment... I am glad to support the project "One Farmer, One Roaster." What a Beauty!
Current crop: 16 farmers
Process: 3 sun dried, 13 washed
Area: Each farmer has 4 - 12 hectares
Average volume green beans: 50 bags (60kg each).
Altitude: between 1700-2300
Districts: Yirgacheffe, Kochore, Wonago, Gedeb