Orange taffy, hibiscus and lemonade
Origin: Oromia, Guji, Ethiopia
Varietals: Indigenous heirloom cultivars
Altitude: 1,900 - 2,200 masl
Lego Tiba Malde started in the coffee business 15 years ago along with her family, and now owns and operates the Yismashewa Drying Station. This drying station is located in the Oromia Region Guji Zone Uraga Woreda Dida Hora Kebele, where this Guji - Uraga is naturally processed. Since starting her own drying and washing station, Lego Tiba Malde has created job opportunities for 130 young women in the area today.
This lot is collected from the Uraga district and delivered to the Yismashewa Washing Station for dry processing. Among the farmers, the station works with 19 women farmers from those kebele. The farms in which these coffee plants are grown have adopted sustainable agriculture methods, such as agroforestry. This method allows farmers to balance out the CO2 emissions that coffee cultivation generates. As a result, the CO2 is absorbed from the atmosphere to reduce carbon footprint. Their dedication to sustainable agriculture improved the soil health, which in turn maximized coffee quality.