Aleme Wako Natural, Kochere Ethiopia - Espresso Roast
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ALTITUDE 1,725-1,780m above sea level
VARIETY Wolisho, 7441, 74158
PRODUCERS Aleme Wako
In the culture of Gedeo, a parcel of land from family is shared with a grandson as a blessing. As a grandson, Aleme was lucky to inherit his first coffee farm of 3 hectares in size from his grandfather. His father also granted him another 3.5 hectares of land. Back in 1991, besides his income from teaching at Elementary school in Biloya town, he decided to diversify his livelihood to coffee farming and other small businesses. His main focus was on coffee farming and he has invested and put a lot of energy to increase his farm size and increase production and productivity. In doing so, he purchased additional coffee farm plots and he is currently harvesting coffee from a total of 11 hectares.
His farms are located between Biloya town and Baya village. Gedeo local landrace coffee varieties used to grow on his original coffee farm. He has noticed ageing, poor yield, high pressure of disease and lower quality on the local landrace coffee varieties mainly due to age. Bureau of Agriculture has presence in the area to support coffee farmers through the provision of improved coffee technologies and knowledge. Aleme participated on different coffee agronomy, processing and quality trainings and as a result he is a well informed and trained coffee farmer. With a support from the agricultural bureau, he decided to replace some of the old local landrace coffee varieties with an improved–modern varieties which are known for their high yield, superior quality, and disease resistance. Currently, Aleme harvests coffee from Wolisho and another two coffee berry disease resistant improved coffee varieties namely 7441 and 74158.