ETHIOPIA - Bekele Legie

ETHIOPIA - Bekele Legie

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This is a natural coffee well produced and dried on African beds on a smaller scale from a single producer. This type of coffee is more common in Ethiopia lately, since the liberalisation of the industry. We are super excited about the concept and the coffees these farmers are able to deliver.

Bekele Legie is a private medium sized producer that we came across two years ago. We say medium sized because he is just in between a small holder and an estate owner. He produces mostly naturals. He's located in the woreda called Konga where they are well known for producing some of the best lots from Yirgacheffe. Individual farmers in Ethiopia have been given more freedom to export their own coffee in recent years, but few farmers know where to start. They are not able to reach the importers or roasters on their own, so many continue to sell their coffee to washing stations where they earn a fixed price, and lose their identity by being blended into larger lots.

Ayidefer, manager of a farmer representative company who introduced us to Bekele Legie, aims to help farmers connect directly with specialty importers and roasters.

“My goal is to bring those farmers forward and create a healthy business for all,” he said. ”If I manage to get a deal, I feel like I am helping my country as well as the farmers that produced the coffee."

These producers and their coffees have so much potential. Hopefully we will be able to do more ground work and product development with this kind of producers in the future.