This coffee is produced by Mussa Abba Lulessa in the village of Oma Funxulee, in the Jimma appellation. It is a very well-known region on the coffee market. It is populated with coffee forests that have a unique biodiversity, some of which are very old and still home to local coffee varieties. Today, these tree species are partly threatened by demographic pressure and changes in agricultural practices. But the woreda districts of Goma and Gera now produce coffees that are in the same league as the world’s finest Grand Cru coffees, and by ensuring recognition of their unique characteristics we are increasing their chances of survival. Many local farmers are actively involved in defending the exceptional natural heritage. The region abounds with varieties well suited to the local terroir, and the farmers in Goma and Gera are working hard to restore the reputation of these Jimma coffees grown at altitudes of between 2,100 and 2,200 metres.
Unwashed, dried on African beds between 2 and 3 weeks
Forest coffee | High-Altitude Coffee | Local farming techniques | Biodiversity | Respect for the environment
Mussa is a man in his fifties who manages 46 hectares of land in the Jimma appellation, where he produces quality coffee while respecting the biodiversity. Mussa was born locally and turned his hand to coffee production several years ago with his brother Mustafa , who manages a neighbouring farm. Both want to help preserve the family farming traditions that they grew up with.