Dinkalem Adema owns several coffee sites in his native Keffa, including a washing station and the farm where outgrowers from the surrounding Bita area bring their freshly picked, red-ripe cherries for purchase. His vision for his farm is to produce some beautiful coffee personally, and to provide a unique venue for everyone nearby to add value and have more opportunities. Most farmers are smallholders with an average of 2 hectares or less and one picking may yield less than a bag of ripe cherries at a time. For the most part, no one lot Dinkalem buys from the Bita outgrowers is big enough to process separately. That means that the day's pick of cherries purchased from neighbors and families who've come from all over the area is mingled at the mill. These community lot coffees showcase Keffa's renowned flavor and terroir. Keffa Tsebel is drawn from his Wush Wush site and conveys a classic "Washed Ethiopia" moment of bright citrus and warm florals, with some lovely fruit. This is also another beautiful Farm Gate coffee.
Cupping Notes: Mandarian, sweet tea, rosé, watermelon juice, and pink lemon zest notes
Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour over, espresso.
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Varietal: Landrace varieties
Altitude: 1850 – 1950 meters
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