We are suckers for a delicious natural process Ethiopia and this coffee definitely hits the mark. It is plush and juicy with tasting notes of raspberry, grape candy, ginger, orange marmalade, and blackberry. We definitely recommend grabbing a bag today!
About. In 2008, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange was created with the goal of reducing nepotism and fraudulent marketing by creating a nationalized system where coffee deliveries were anonymized. Government-run sensory analysis hubs graded the coffees to then sell on the exchange. While the intent was good, the result was a lack of farm-level traceability and loss of direct-trade relationships. In response, Royal Coffee launched the Single Farmer Lots Program in an effort to continue to work directly with producers and maintain quality lots. The result has been increasing cup quality and higher returns for the individual producers. Bekele Heto, 52, grows coffee on his 38-acre farm near the town of Worka-Sakaro located in the south-eastern corner of the coveted Gedeo Zone, perhaps better known as the Yirgacheffe region. This region, reaching some of the highest growing elevations for coffee in the world, is known for producing perfumed and candy-like natural coffees.