Birhanu Teklu Meribo from West Arsi, Kokosa woreda, Ararso kebele, Gata town, started producing coffee in 2005. He collects 20,000 kilograms of red cherry annually from his 11 hectares, which he processes into both washed and dry natural coffee. His coffee lot scored 89.86, securing fourth place in the competition.
Birhanu was oftentimes challenged with fragmented market opportunities and was limited to selling his coffee to ECX, which exports it to the international market. “I am very excited that my coffee will be exhibited on the international market, and hope to receive a better price that will compensate my effort,” he said.
|Farm Name||Birhanu Tekelu Meribo|
|Farmer/Rep.||Birhanu Tekelu Meribo|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Aroma/Flavor||Cranberry, ginger, clove, honeycomb, apricot, plum, starfruits, clove, malty, peach, strawberry red berries, blueberry, peach violet, guava, peach, blueberry persistent, long, refined, citric acidity, tartaric|
|Acidity||Complex, sharp lemon grass, citric|
|Other||Honeysuckle, sweet lemon full, satisfying from beginning to end|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1322.77|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||600|