This coffee comes from a private estate in the south-western highlands of Ethiopia. The genetic birthplace of the Arabica coffee species, this region is ideal for the production of quality coffee. Grown between 6,000-6,900 feet above sea level, the coffee fruit develops slowly due to the cool nights that take place at this high elevation. This slow development makes for a naturally concentrated sweetness and complexity in the finished product.
Production on this private estate is based on sustainable principles. A significant amount of effort is put into protecting the environment while farming: no chemical fertilizers are being used during cultivation and all of the coffee is shade grown. Employees of the farm are provided with housing, schooling, potable water, electricity, health care, and recreation facilities – all free of charge.