ETHIOPIA - BALE MOUNTAIN LONGBERRY

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Left to grow amongst the forest with minimal or little attention, the coffee varietals of the forests of Bale have always grown wild. As part of a forest conservation initiative, the potential of these forest coffees is now being fully realized thanks to a collaboration between Farm Africa, forest communities and other key partners to proactively build a truly sustainable livelihood. This is against a backdrop where 92,000 hectares of Ethiopia’s forests were reportedly lost to deforestation in 2019.

Farm Africa began engaging with the forest communities of Bale a decade ago, exploring ways for farmers to derive livelihood from the forests in ways that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

 

Elevation: 1400-1800 meters

Varietals: Ethiopia Longberry, Wild Varietals

Milling Process: Full Natural 

Drying Process: Sun Dried on Raised Beds

Harvest Start Month: October

Harvest End Month: December

Cupping Notes:

Light Roast - Medium Brightness - Medium Body - Sweet
Notes of: Floral, Cane Sugar, Herb-like