Farm: Shakisso Farm
Region: Guji zone, Oromia region
Processing: Washed/Unwashed Sidamo
Variety: Mixed heirloom varieties
Certification: Organic rainforest alliance
Altitude: 1800 meters
Harvest time: November – February
This coffee grows in the Oromia region, one of Ethiopia’s largest regions. The farm is located in the Guji zone, the southern part of Oromia that borders on the Sidama and Gedeo zones. The farm started to produce organic coffees in 2001 and works closely together with medium-sized outgrowers who are specialized in this highland forest coffee.
The enterprise has 640 hectares with its own nursery sites to grow coffee seedlings. There are currently twelve permanent qualified members of staff with more than ten years practical experience in coffee production, processing, clearing and marketing. In addition to the permanent staff, we employ three highly qualified consultants and temporary workers. During harvest, we have more than 300 coffee pickers harvesting coffee. About 150 of them supply coffee individually to the wet mill.
There are many gold mines in the area, so the coffee fields are literally full of holes where people have been digging for gold. This makes walking between the coffee trees risky! As a result, the biggest challenge these days is to find employees to maintain the plantation and pick cherries.
Over 2300 small-scale farmers have joined together to create the Central Multiple Service Cooperative, better known as PRODECOOP. The farms are located in the Segovia mountains of northwestern Nicaragua, an area that includes the departments of Madriz, Nueva Segovia, and Esteli. The coffees produced in these areas are cultivated under shade trees, and the beans are manually harvested. The initial coffee processing takes place on the individual farms. Sun drying and final processing takes place at the coop’s dry mill, Las Segovias, located in the town of Palacaguina. PRODECOOP carefully supervises all phases of the coffee production and processing in order to ensure strict quality control. The coop has spent the last few years identifying and marketing the coop’s best coffees in order to improve the economic status of all the farmers. The coop families are proud to offer these excellent, high quality coffees as an example of their hard work and dedication.
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Peru Swiss water decaf Organic
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Decaf Organic Swiss water Peru is free of pesticides, herbicides, and other manufactured chemicals. This organic method protects you, the consumer, as well as the farmers who would have been exposed.
These trees were grown under the shaded canopy of nature, which helps the trees grown nice and slow, producing a better flavor year after year. Organic Decaf Peru Swiss water coffee is an excellent untainted Arabica bean coffee that is sure to bring you pleasure