Most coffee in Ethiopia comes from cooperatives, not private farms. Working with Israels’ private farms makes it easier to maintain our relationships and keep in contact with the producer.
Seven years ago Isreal started clearing the wild forest to plant coffee plants what is now known as Ana Sora. Isreal and his team started teaching local farmers how to grow coffee, so they could expand their crops, and now there is an abundance of coffee being grown at this high altitude of up to 2350masl. Ana Sora is about 150 hectares of coffee. It is located in Yirgacheffe, in the Goji region. It is far up in the mountains and is difficult to get to by car. The local commune could not finance the building of a bridge on the road up to the farm, so Israel built a bridge and road with his team and paid for it by the company Kerchanshe. That is how Israel is, he fixes things and looks after his staff and production.
The farm covers 250 hectares of tightly planted coffee plants, with the idea that they could shelter each other from the harsh weather, and all survive, and it seems that they are all thriving today!
Up at 2350masl, it is difficult to take the picked coffee to another processing station, so Isreal took it upon himself to build their own washing station as well as drying beds, all the way up at Ana Sora. This coffee might be the highest processed coffee you ever have. Turo is a river that runs along the side of Ana Sora, and where they get their processing water from.
The cement of the fermentation tanks was drying , in November 2018, and the pulper was being installed, and this year will be the second year we get to enjoy coffee from Ana Sora washed as well as naturally processed, all up at 2350masl!
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