Cup of Excellence Lot #39 – Yidnekachew Seleshi Alemu

Our tasting notes:  Blueberry, Maple Syrup, Cherry

Coffee Details

Farmer Name: Yidnekachew Seleshi Alemu
Farmer Age: 26
Experience: Third Generation coffee producer, with his grandfather working in the sector for 52 years.
Region: West Guji
Sub City: Ha / Wamana
Farm size: 270 Hectares


Availability: SPOT
Process: Natural
Harvest: 2020


About the Farmer

Ato Yidnekachew Seleshi is a 26-year-old farmer in West Guji, Hambella Wamena woreda. He started his own coffee business in 2015 fresh out of university. He is a third generation coffee producer, with his grandfather (86) working in the sector for the past 52 years. Currently, Yidnekachew works with 180 outgrowers on 270 hectares and produces 170,000 kilograms of natural dry specialty coffee. His major buyers are ECX and exporters in Addis Ababa. His coffee scored 85.39.

“This type of competition promotes the country and our exceptional coffee. Compared to the quality and variety, we have not done much to market our coffee,” said Yidnekachew. “We should promote our producers, and their specific locations, and I believe this competition will help us achieve more. It will bring good prices, encourages positive competition, and supports farmers to produce quality.”

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