What Keffa Tastes: Chamomile, Nutmeg, Grapefruit and a Creamy Body
Farmer Name: Shimekt Daba Coffee Plantation
Farmer: Mr. Shimekt Daba
District: Limu Kosa
Farm Size: 120 Hectares
Altitude: 1900 – 2000 M
Average Temperature: 13 – 25º C
Annual Rainfall: 2000mm
Process: Washed, Gr. 1,
Harvest: Organic Certified, 2018/2019
Mr. Shimekt Daba is a visionary who is committed to creating a better future for Ethiopia’s coffee grower’s community.
The Coffee Plantation is located in Ethiopia’s South Western region within the Oromiya Regional State, Jimma Zone, Limu Kosa District and is 440 KM from Addis Ababa.
The plantation is found in a tropical rainforest, 1900-2000 meters high. The soil is reddish brown, deep and fertile with humus content. The farm is under suitable shade trees which are indigenous to the land, total farm size 120 hectares.
The cultural practices at the farm are geared towards balanced ecology and conservation based and grown in a sustainable way that considers social and economic aspects. Emphasis is given to maintaining soil fertility and conservation using shade, mulch, cover crop and construction ridges where there is a slope. No chemical fertilizer and insecticides are being used.
The company has a robust operating structure that drives ongoing quality operations and production goals by having an on-site quality manager with vast experience in coffee processing and quality control. They have 10 full-time technical and support staff and 100 part-time employees. This creates local employment opportunities and provides an elevated level of sustainability for the people within the local community that are employed at the Shimeket Daba Coffee Plantation.