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Mekuria Mergia
Mekuria Mergia

Apricot tea and lychee with lively acidity and sparkly body - light roast

We bought this lot from Mekuria Mergia through the Operation Cherry Red programme and auction platform set up by Trabocca (trabocca.com). Trabocca have been instrumental in developing the structures for traceable, great-tasting and sustainable coffee trading in Ethiopia. The Operation Cherry Red auction showcases some of the amazing coffees Ethiopia has to offer using the newly created regulations that permit small-holder farmers to sell their coffee directly. This is a fundamental development in coffee in Ethiopia and we are delighted to be bringing in four lots from the auction. Mekuria Mergia started his coffee career as a local cherry buyer. This role helps small-holders get their coffee to the local cooperatives and washing stations. Over the years he established his own washing station and a reputation for sourcing and processing great coffees. This lot has come through the Benti Neka mill which receives coffee from 700 small-holders who have on average 120 trees. Coffee here grows in a forest-like environment with minimal intervention. See trabocca.com for more information about the work they do in Ethiopia and their latest competition.