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Ethiopia Worka Adisu Kidane

Yirgacheffe, Gedeb

It’s not new for us to buy microlots from just one farmer, but in Ethiopia it only happens once in a blue moon. That’s because Ethiopia’s coffee sector has strict regulations on who can sell coffee, and to whom. Fortunately, Royal Coffee, an import company based in Emeryville, California, has found a workaround to promote a more transparent and fair system. We get to taste the singular coffee from just one farmer—in this case, Adisu Kidane—and in doing so, we pay him the price per pound such stunningly delicate and syrupy coffee deserves.

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