About 700 smallholder farmers that live in the Gedeo zone bring their coffee to the Chelba station. Each farmer owns, on average, 2 hectares of land. Besides growing coffee, they also grow additional subsistence crops. Some of them raise cattle as well. Acacia, Podocarpes and Cordial Africana trees are grown to provide shade for the coffee plants
Floral, intense, and sweet aromas of dark berries are found in the mild bodied, soft and creamy coffee. With bright acidity and fruity aftertastes, dominating flavor notes include strawberry, apple, citrus.
- Region: Guji, Sidamo
- Washing station: Chelba
- Altitude: 1800 – 2000 meters
- Process: Natural, Sun Dried
- Varietal: Mixed heirloom varieties