ISRAEL DEGFA, Ana Sora Natural
This is our first Ethiopian coffee of the season and it’s a beauty! Sweet, ripe apricots with floral notes of violet and a juicy lime acidity. Exactly what you want from an Ethiopian natural.
LOCATION: Guji, Oromia
ALTITUDE: 1,900 - 2,350 masl
Ana Sora is a 250 hectare farm situated at an incredible altitude range starting at 1,900 and stretching to 2,350 metres above sea level! Due to the elevation the coffees grown here mature slowly, allowing more time for the plant to develop and contributing to a really unique cup profile. The farm employs 22 permanent staff and 110 temporary staff during harvest season.
The farm and wet mill, owned by second-generation coffee farmer Israel Degfa, also processes cherry from the local smallholder farmers. Israel and his company Kerchanshe support the local community by offering quality based premiums, micro-finance and agronomic education.
Israel has also set up the Buna Qala Charity and a Smallholder Membership scheme that reinvests profits back into community projects and healthcare, education, agricultural and financial incentives.