Fuglen - Ethiopia Espresso
Balesi Dingu's farm in the Gedeb area of the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia
Notes of Nougat, Raisin and Molasses
Balesi Dingu is a pioneering Ethiopian coffee farmer producing small quantities of high quality coffee. Individual farmers in Ethiopia have been given more freedom to export their own coffee in recent years, but few farmers know where to start. They are not able to reach the importers or roasters on their own, so many continue to sell their coffee to washing stations where they earn a fixed price, and lose their identity by being blended into larger lots.
Ayidefer, manager of a farmer representative company who introduced us to Balesi Dingu, aims to help farmers connect directly with specialty importers and roasters.
“My goal is to bring those farmers forward and create a healthy business for all,” he said. ”If I manage to get a deal, I feel like I am helping my country as well as the farmers that produced the coffee”.