Catalyst Trade Ethiopia
This month we're highlighting recent arrivals from US-Ethiopia based coffee trader Catalyst Trade. A washed coffee from Wush Wush in Keffa, and a natural processed coffee from Sidama.
We're quite impressed with the model of transparency of on-ground partnerships (they have Ethiopian nationals on their board and as partners) and tireless efforts to push the boundaries of traceability in Ethiopian coffee (which is not an easy task). For an example, check out the traceability work they did for Demeka Becha Washing Station.
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Wush Wush Village
A washed processed of landrace varieties from Wush Wush (with likely varieties being 75/210, 74/212).
Produced from 2500 nearby producers from around the washing station owned by Dinkalem Ademe in the Keffa area of Ethiopia.
Floral, Plum, Honey, Oolong
Basha Bekele Farm
A natural processed of varieties 74158, 74112 from producer Basha Bekele in Bombe Village in Bensa District in the Sidama region of Ethiopia.
This coffee is also NOP and EU certified Organic.
Pomegranate, Cherry, Black Tea