The beans from this roast were grown, washed and exported from Gatta Farm in Ethiopia (it's a whole other country)....and yes, these are actual pictures of the farm!
Gatta Farm is at the heart of Shantawene Village, in Sidama Bensa, Ethiopia. It sits at an altitude of 2120 – 2210m in the midst of a natural forest. The site is surrounded by waterfalls, rivers and indigenous trees, which they say are older than 100 years. One of the rivers separates Shantawene from Bombe and runs from the hills above Keramo. Gatta Farm has been named after a waterfall which crosses the farm.
The farms owner, Daye Bensa is always working on environmental projects. As for Gatta Farm, any wash stage of coffee processing is discharged properly and manually turned into natural fertilizers and compost to be used at the farm. Also, the farm and the facilities are built in order to preserve the natural forestry and vegetation around.
In 2020, Daye Bensa received the organic certification to start exporting fully organic crops.
After ensuring it is packaged, shipped and stored correctly - From Ethiopia, it then makes its way to the roast house in Gilbert, Arizona. Roasted to a light - light medium, the coffee is loaded with hints of positivity and a slight "let's have a kick ass day!" aroma. Yeah, we could say it smells of Apricots, Creme Brulee and Honeysuckle or whatever....but we've learned that everyone experiences the taste of coffee differently and most of the time the average Joe/Jane just wants to know that what they're drinking is fresh and of the highest quality. They can sense a difference between coffee and amazing coffee! We couldn't agree more...