Long-time Catalyst Trade producer partner Dinkalem Adema owns several coffee sites in his native Keffa, including a washing station and the farm where outgrowers from the surrounding Bita area bring their freshly picked, red-ripe cherries for purchase.
For the most part, no one lot Dinkalem buys from the Bita outgrowers is big enough to process separately. Most farmers are smallholders with an average of 2 hectares or less, and one picking may yield less than a bag of ripe cherries at a time. Nonetheless the cherries flow in during harvest season.
The result: coffees filled with nuance, showcasing Keffa’s renowned flavor and terroir, honoring the scent of the red soil, drifting woodsmoke from cooking fires, and buna (coffee) ceremony of Keffa.
From smallholder to small roaster, please enjoy sharing this beautifully unique coffee with your community, wherever you may find them.
Grape hyacinth, elderberry jam, plum jelly bean, passion fruit, dried apricot
Model: Velvet Sledgehammer Charley Austin, Account Manager at Catalyst Trade and multi-instrumentalist par excellence.