Coffee of the Month August 2022- Ethiopia, Limu, Hunda Oli
- Calculated at Checkout
Hunda Oli is a cooperative located near Agaro, in the Jimma region in western Ethiopia, 397km from Addis Ababa. It is part of the larger Kata Mudaga Union which is the umbrella organization supporting some of the biggest and best coffee-producing cooperatives in Ethiopia today. It's also one of the most farmer-focused Unions. It consistently generates some of the highest prices paid to farmers in the country.The Cooperative was founded in 2012 its name translating to "above all" or "the greatest" in the Oromo language. It is located in a beautiful forested area of the Jimma region at 2000 masl. It has a total of 181 members (50 women and 131 men).
They only pulp the coffee within 8 hrs of picking, all daily lots are separated and tracked all the way to the Union warehouse in Addis. The drying process is carried out in large areas full of African beds. These beds are built mostly of bamboo poles at waist height, and are covered with a material such as a nylon net to allow the air to flow between the cherries and dry them evenly. The farmers arrange the cherries in very thin layers and rotate them constantly for several days. At night, or in case of rain, the coffee is covered with huge sheets of plastic. When the cherries are dry and the process is complete, these are taken to a dry mill for hulling and grading. The coop has been able to construct an elementary school and 15 spring water access points to benefit the surrounding communities from which its membership hails
Floral and Citrus notes, Lemon, Chocolate, and Cherry
Body - Medium, strong
Acidity - Bright