We are more than happy to bring back a profile of coffee since our early days. This lovely Ethiopian coffee from the Guji zone, produced by the smallholders of Odo Shakisso, is certainly fitting into what we call a Sweet Blossom coffee.
About the coffee, we have always aimed for high quality in our coffee offerings, once learned that Getachew Zeleke, the founder of Dimtu Tero Farm, also has the same ambitious goal of becoming the leader in quality, traceability, and sustainability in the producing end, we knew we’ve found the right coffee.
Getachew focuses on supply chain integration of stakeholders working together with smallholders from nearby villages of Tero, Jelewo Anona, Mancity, and Hangadi. They become equal partners, supporting and thriving in sustainable farming practices.
The smallholders receive premiums on top of the regular cherry price, interest-free loans, improved coffee seedlings, processing equipment, and training – in productivity, quality, and sustainability. Bekele Beriso, a 90-year-old small-holder, explains “We are partners of Getachew. We work hard on the coffee farming side so that the buyer can pay a fair price for the coffee and reward us if they are happy with our coffee.”
Dimtu Tero is stretched over 151Ha land in the Odo Shakiso district, where the natural environment is favorable to produce some of the best coffees of Ethiopia. Getachew works with 136 registered smallholder farmers who collectively own 989 hectares of land. Coffee production and processing are done in an organic, socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. This practice has been verified by BCS OKO as well as NOP, EU and JAS Organic.