Ethiopia - Banko Michicha -12oz
PEACH JUICE, FLORALS, GRAPE
Region: West Guji
Washing Station: Banko Michicha
Station Owner: Tariku Edma
Varietals: Caturra & Colombia
Altitude: 1950 - 2050 MASL
Imported by: Apex Coffee Imports
Mr. Tariku is a third generation coffee grower in Guji. His entire family has been in the coffee business for a long time and his family name, Edma, has become well-known in the surrounding area for producing high quality specialty coffees. Tariku was one of the first to establish his washing station in the Banko Michicha community and has built a network of experienced farmers around the area.
Gakenke district boasts multiple specialty grade washing stations, so producers here have options when it comes to deciding where they wish to drop their coffee off. Emmanuel pays prices in cherry that can be up to 80% over the national farmgate price set by the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) in order to incentivize producers to choose this station.
With only 496 producers bringing in cherry to this station, at an average of 3kg of cherry per tree over approximately 200 trees per farmer, the result is an annual production of exportable grade coffee that numbers under 300 bags.