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Mensur Abahika




Blueberry, Cranberry Juice, Jasmine

Mensur Abahika owns an 18 hectare farm in the Jimma region of Ethiopia. It’s exciting for us to showcase the work of a single producer, as previously in Ethiopia most coffee was sold via washing stations or regions like Yirgacheffe. This is due to a recent change from the Authorities, who now allow for farmers to export their coffee as their own. The Jimma region isn’t usually known for high quality naturals, however, in this case Mensur’s attention to detail in processing showcases what can achieved.

Ethiopia as a producing country has progress a lot over the past decade. You’ll notice the varieties are specified on this lot instead of saying ‘Heirloom’, this is result of the research undertaken to identify local varieties. It’s estimated that there are thousands of individual varieties in Ethiopia, of which we only know a few hundred currently.

  • Farm / Mill: Mensur Abahika
  • Region: Gera, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Variety: JARC 74110, 74112
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 2000 masl
  • Harvest: March 2021