Tasting notes: Butterscotch, lemon tea, melon, powdered sugar, raisin
Region: Guji Shakiso
Farm: Shakiso Outgrowers Mancity
Certification at Origin: Organic
Altitude: 1,800 to 2,130 meters above sea level
Background: Mancity, sometimes spelled Manciti, is an outgrowers group of Dimtu Coffee Industries PLC, an organization in Southern Ethiopia that touches many parts of the supply side chain: exporting, estate farming, processing facilities, and very in depth outgrower/smallholder program.
Farmers who decide to work with Dimtu and deliver their cherry to one of their 8 collection stations receive extensive training by technicians who travel to provide hands-on education on best organic farming practices, sustainability, and quality training. Farmers are also given seedlings, organic fertilizer, and local indingeous shade tree seedlings as a larger effort to restore some local tree varieties that are in danger in their region.