ETHIOPIA

Kenissa, Agaro, Honey, Grade 1, ORG

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Additional information

Country

Continent

Region

Limu, Agaro

Community Name

KENISSA COOPERATIVE

Processing Method

Arrival Date

October 2023

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85.25, brown sugar, jasmine green tea, lime, peach, red grape

Elevation

2100

Varietals

Primarily 74110, replacing 74177

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months

Certification

ORG

Description

One of the newer cooperatives within the Kata Meduga union, Kenissa was founded in 2018 and processes and markets coffee for its 305-310 members who grow coffee in Agaro. We visited Kenissa with Asnake, the Kata Meduga Union boss, in December. As we walked down from the top of the Technoserve-funded mill—at over 2,100 masl—the
cooperative’s attention to detail was immediately evident: a worker scrubbed the tank used to hold water for washing to ensure cleanliness, and just a few meters away, raised
beds held parchment draped with shade cloth, individually labeled with the collection and processing, ensuring traceability from cherry through final milling. The details matter, and at Kenissa, they show up in coffee. Most of Kenissa’s members grow variety 74110, with some still having a small amount of 74177. The young cooperative’s leadership is unusually committed to its success: former members who have secured their own export licenses to market their coffee directly continue to serve on its board or in management roles to help their community, understanding the cooperative’s value for improving the
incomes and livelihoods of its members. This is our first import from Kenissa.