Lot Mentewab - Farmer Direct Lot - Yirgacheffe Cheffe City - Washed G1 Ethiopian Specialty Coffee (Unroasted)
Lot Mentewab - Farmer Direct Lot - Yirgacheffe, Cheffe City - Wasged G1 Ethiopian Specialty Coffee
Varietal: JARC variety 74110/112 and Wild coffee
Region: Gaedo Zone, Yirgacheffe, Cheffe City
Farm: Bogale Farm
Altitude: 1920-2010 meters above sea level
Cup Profile: juicy, lemon, stone fruit, darjeeling, sweet caramel
Mentewab was born in the rural area between Sidama and the Gedeo zone. When her son was just three years old and with no steady income, she bid farewell to her husband as he departed for military service during a time of war. Determined to secure a better future for her child, she packed her belongings and embarked on a lengthy journey to Ethiopia's capital city.
Despite the lack of confidence and support from her community, Mentewab persevered. She ensured her child received an education and imparted a crucial lesson: "Never confine yourself to the limited imaginations of others." Her son, Dawit, would heed this advice, eventually becoming the founder of Bette Buna.
Mr. Bogale, a distant uncle of Mentewab (Dawit's mother), holds a significant presence as one of the prominent farmers in the Yirgacheffe region for an extensive period. Shortly after the establishment of Bette Buna, Bogale found inspiration in the vision aimed at fostering holistic community development. In collaboration with Bette Buna, he devised a gradual plan to introduce and implement the Bette Buna concept of operating and managing the washing station to process the exquisite farm gate lots from his farm.
Quality and Traceability
Bette Buna assigns a distinctive identification number to every lot of freshly picked cherries arriving at their station. This practice allows them to maintain full traceability, enabling them to identify the supplying farmers, distinguish between different lots, and closely monitor the journey of each coffee throughout the entire supply chain. Furthermore, Bette Buna takes the initiative to name their lots after individuals or groups who exemplify the Bette Buna mission: changing the world through coffee.
About Bette Buna
Bette Buna is a young, dedicated Dutch-Ethiopian coffee farming family, building on the legacy of the farming-grandparents Syoum and Emame. Founded and led by Dawit and Hester in 2020 and started on a 2 hectare farm in Sidamo, the couple invested the last years in terms of volume, regions, quality and sustainable scaleable impact in coffee communities. They now farm and process coffee in four different regions: Gedeo, Sidamo, Guji and Limu. Bette Buna means literally 'the house of coffee' in Amharic, and that's their purpose: being a home of (amazing) coffee, where everyone involved in it can get an equal opportunity on development.