Senna Katta Mountain farm is located in the Boter forest preserve, Limu Kossa, Jimma. It's actually the only coffee farm in this remote forest area, and the small clearing made for their processing site is pretty easy to spot on an arial map amidst the surrounding sea of green! This isn't a clear cut coffee farm, but rather, part of a government land grant where plots in agroforest areas were given away to farmers who could be good stewards of the land by maintaining the natural forest habitat.
Senna Katta Mountain is owned by wife and husband, Yodit and Solomon. They are both pharmacists who met when opening a clinic in Limu Kossa sometime ago. Yodit's father was an agronomist in Jimma, working for the government, and it was their dream to build a farm in the area. With his help as their advisor, they did just that, stepping in as owners after the original owner was unable to keep up with the land improvements that were required. Senna Katta Mountain is 130 hectares in size, though only 110 hectares are under production. It's considered semi-forest coffee since it's not wild coffee, but still grows beneath the preserved forest canopy overhead. This is a very high elevation zone, the mill at 2300 meters with coffee growing even a little higher. They are also providing coffee plants to local smallholder farmers and are hoping to start a farmer's association next harvest. This is also another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is great as espresso.
Cupping Notes: Molasses, berry jam, apricot, cinnamon, and dark chocolate notes
Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour over, espresso.
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Varietal: Heirloom Cultivars
Region: Limmu Kossa, Jimma
Altitude: 2300+ meters
Processing: Dry Process (Natural) and Raised Bed Sun Dried
Equity Pricing (EP) Levels
Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below