Hunda Oli means 'the greatest' in Oromo, the language of the Oromo people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.
The Kata Muduga Multi-Purpose Farmers Cooperative Union was established in the Gera District, in the Jimma Zone, in August 2016.
The cooperative processes coffee with eco-friendly Penagos machines, which use minimal water. One hundred sixty-one members of the co-op contributed to this coffee.
The beans were fermented in soaking tanks for 12 hours, then dried for four to six hours on raised beds fitted only with mesh wire, to allow the water to drain off quickly.
Afterward, netting was put over the mesh wire, and the parchment was dried on the tables for 9 to 11 days. Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a landlocked country that shares its borders with six countries.
Notably, much of its southern border (rich coffee terrain) is shared with Kenya. Oromia is a renowned coffee region, with decades of experience in fine Arabica coffee production, on both private and publicly owned plantations.
Much of the area is covered in forest, as well as rain forest, and coffee grows well protected under the tree canopies. It rains for 9 months of year and then the sun comes out in time to dry the cherry for harvest.
Jasmine aromas - juicy citrus fruit acidity - lychee - tangerine - mango - pear.
Varietal / Altitude / Processing
Heirloom / 2,200m asl / Washed Process
Kata Muduga Coop / Oromia / Ethiopia