Feel special

by our Megadu natural

Single farm
lot VE-2420

This coffee comes from our Megadu farm in Guji, the cherries were picked in mid-November over just under a two week period. After picking we dried the cherries over eight weeks in shade, carefully allowing for an aerobic fermentation by monitoring them and stacking and rearranging them, covering them at night to trap moisture and generally managing a more controlled, slow fermentation than some of our anaerobic lots

Enjoyable balance

We enjoy processing naturals at our Guji mill as the area is famous for producing high quality naturals, and you don’t always have to do something different and new to be special. In many ways this coffee is an example of how we have learned from our collaboration with the Guji community. This coffee is a classic example of doing everything well and with good control, from excellent cherry picked at the right time, to good sorting, to careful drying. The results are a cup that is enjoyable and balanced. This single farm lot is quite limited because of all the cherries coming from one plot.

This lot is sold out! 

Lot details

Farm: Bette Buna Megadu

Varietal: 74112, 74110  & Enat Buna Megadu

Altitude: 1900-2200 masl

Harvest: 1st and 2nd week November ’23

Processing: Extended Natural


GPS:  5.687563, 38.821360

Farmers: Dawit & Hester Syoum

Farm team: Dawit Syoum, Hester Syoum, Demelash Hailu, ato Sentayehu, ato Saffay, gash Duba, Kemer Saffai, Abiti, [add list ’23 team]

Processing masters: Dawit Syoum & ato Sentayehu

Farm Megadu

The farm is a big beautiful forest, and within its 220 hectares sits our plot, which is around a quarter of the total farmland owned by the three Abbaa Gadaa. As with our Taferi Kela farm our work in this region started as a small pilot. We took a small plot to see how well the collaboration would work. 

We needed to know the project would be a win-win for us, the Abbaa Gadaa and the communities that they represent. We always try to build incrementally so that we have an opportunity to find any potential problems before investing too heavily or taking too much risk. Thankfully this collaboration has been a huge success, massively exceeding our expectations both in terms of coffee quality and impact.  Read more..

Guji is well known for producing exceptional coffees, in particular natural process ones. We’ve learned a lot from the farmers we work with there about good farm management, cultivation and generally the health of farms there from soil to plant is really really good. We’ve had the opportunity to add value there by teaching people other processing techniques. We have a mill there and we process lots from our plot but also the surrounding plots, many as naturals but also washed and some experimental processes such as anaerobic / anoxic. This is a big example of that win-win relationship we aspire to as we are learning and improving our coffee growing and processing in a way that is collaborative and beneficial not only for us but for the wider coffee growing community. More about our approach..

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