Ethiopia Masha Farm Gr. 1 Fully Washed

Champagne, green apple, mojito
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
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Lot Number P8001477-2
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About This Coffee

Coffee was first grown on the farm in Masha in 2014. The planting was phased over 4 years with each yield producing increasingly good yields. Manual practices were used for land preparation (slashing, thinning out shade areas, removing trash), harvesting and processing. The farm is managed by an Estate Manager with separate divisions for coffee, spices and honey.

Masha is owned by former Olympic champion and world record holding long distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie.

Origin Ethiopia
Subregion Sheka zone
Harvest Season 2020/21
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Masha Farm
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
Coffee Grade ETH CA WA DJIM G1
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

The 1,500 hectare coffee estate in Masha is highly conducive for growing coffee with its high-quality Nitisols soil types, rich vegetation and gentle topography. Situated within the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Sheka at an altitude of 1,680 - 1,875m, the estate has an exquisite air quality and one of highest rainfalls (1,800 - 2,200mm) in Ethiopia. The estate is bordered by rivers on three sides and its dense forest areas ensure that the area is one of the richest in terms of biodiversity.

The Process

Coffee cherries are taken to the wet mill and on the same day they are passed through a demuscilager and soaked overnight. The coffee beans are laid out to dry on a raised bed. Sometimes, depending on the weather, they are dried mechanically. The washed and natural coffee beans are stored separately.

 

History of Coffee in Ethiopia 

Coffee is ancient in Ethiopia, but coffee farming is not. By the end of the 9th Century coffee was actively being cultivated in Ethiopia as food, but probably not as a beverage. It was the Arab world that developed brewing. Even as coffee became an export for Ethiopia in the late 1800’s, Ethiopian coffee was the result of gathering rather than agricultural practices. A hundred years ago, plantations, mostly in Harar, were still the exception, while “Kaffa” coffee from the southwest was still harvested wild. In 1935, William Ukers wrote: “Wild coffee is also known as Kaffa coffee, from one of the districts where it grows most abundantly in a state of nature. The trees grow in such profusion that the possible supply, at a minimum of labor in gathering, is practically unlimited. It is said that in south-western Abyssinia there are immense forests of it that have never been encroached upon except at the outskirts.” 

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Sheka zone
  • Farm Name Masha Farm
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Ethiopia Heirloom Varieties
  • Coffee Grade ETH CA WA DJIM G1
  • Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
  • Origin Ethiopia
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8001477-2
  • Price Per Kg £6.50