Hunda Oli. Just the sound of it revs one up, no? Like, if there were a Honda brand of skateboard, we’d sure like to grab one and pull an ‘ollie’!
But none of that. Hunda Oli means “above all” or “the greatest” in the language of the Oromo folk who inhabit the countryside around the site. And, while we don’t know the context that led to the adoption of this name, it seems apt nonetheless as Hunda Oli has enjoyed a fairly spectacular rise from its inception in 2012 (under the measured assistance of TechnoServe) to now its second site, an awesome management team, improved processing equipment and consistently great quality.
Hunda Oli was one of our first loves in terms of our direct Ethiopian purchasing, along with Duromina, another darling TechnoServe-assisted Cooperative situated very nearby. We’d love for you to experience for yourself the fruits borne by this special region in concert with the awesome TechnoServe initiative.
While historically renowned for its intense honeyed sweetness combined with delicate florals, stonefruits and juicy citrus, this year’s lot (lot #6 from site #2) has a softer acidity and the sweetness is more confectioner’s sugar than honey. We love it just the same and we think you will too.
This coffee has come a long way already, from our visit on the 27th December 2019 to your enjoyment at the coffee’s peak right now..
Hat’s off always to Industrial Manager Teka and Quality Manager Fatima – the latter especially given the rarity of seeing a woman in a senior washing station management role.. Fatima has been a source of delight to see on our visits over three years now.
In the 2020 buying season, Ethiopian government authorities set minimum coffee sales prices by region, coffee grade and seller type. The minimum pricing stipulated by the authorities for the grades and type we buy fluctuated between $3.10 and $4.20 a pound (USD, FOB Djibouti) during the buying season. We’re stoked that Ethiopia has managed to command such a premium above commodity coffee prices (roughly a 1/4 to a 1/3 of the above prices). With this very safe “fairness” price floor in place, we do not disclose our prices in Ethiopia since, above these minimums stipulated, pricing is basically set by the seller.
Roasted for filter brewing.
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