Fahem Natural 175,-
In an attempt to find a farm or two we could start working with more closely (like do in Centra-America and Colombia) in order to improve the coffee qualities we buy from in Ethiopia, I went on a trip in December 2018 to visit a handfull of farms in the western part of Ethiopia. Out of those visits we ended up buying from three different farms where Fahem is the biggest one of them.
At Fahem I was visiting with Semeon Abay, who now works for Tropiq, Ethiopia and Hayatudin Jamal who works for Fahem and Mohammed Lalo. I was quite impressed with the infrastructure on the farm and also how they had planted varieties separate from each other and kept the natural forest canopy over the coffee trees. However I still saw huge potential for improving the coffee quality on the farm and potential for producing a good amount of very high quality coffee.
We managed to prepare 10 bags of high quality natural processed coffee with the help of Semeon Abay and the Fahem team. These coffees were dried very carefully on raised beds under supervision of Semeon. I wanted these naturals to be crisp and clean with only clean fresh stone fruit and strawberry flavours from the fermentation that happens during the drying of the cherries and Semeon and the Fahem team managed to deliver what I wanted.
Strawberies, stone fruit, floral
Atnago, Limmu Seka, Ethiopia
1900 masl. Under canopy of native forest trees
Only ripe coffee cherries were picked by local hired pickers. Only ripe coffee cherries were dried on raised beds in full sun in thin layers before it was de-hulled, sorted and exported to Norway in Grain Pro bags.