Mustefa Abakeno is a smallholder farmer who owns 18 hectares of land near to Agaro in the Jimma area of Western Ethiopia. The farm and wet mill is located 2,040m above sea level and is planted with a variety of coffee. Due to a lack of water in the area and limited space to ferment the coffee, Mustefa ferments the coffee for a short period of time before he moves it to his drying beds, and the result is something like a light honey process.
Mustefa has recently registered as an exporter in order to start selling his coffee directly to buyers, which he is now able to do since the changes to regulation in Ethiopia. He has set up a small wet mill where he processes his farm’s and outgrowers’ coffee, which he keeps separate and dries on raised beds near his house. Mustefa’s outgrowers are all neighbours and have between 4 and 10 hectares of land each. He is processing both natural and washed coffee and all of it is dried semi-shaded. Our importers are able to work with Mustefa and his outgrowers on cherry selection, drying and farm management, covering all aspects of quality best practises. By working directly they are able to make the supply chain much more efficient and maximise the amount of money that goes back to the producers.
This micro-lot, grown by Mustafa Abakeno scores 86.25 points on the Speciality Coffee Association scale. Any coffee scoring 80 and above is guaranteed to come from ethical sources where human rights and the environment are respected, an element that’s as important to us as the taste. We want coffee to be uncomplicated (it’s there to be enjoyed after all!) so you can brew this any way you like, if you are looking for tips for the perfect cup check out our brew guides below.