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Ethiopia Abana Estate - Equator Coffees and Teas
Ethiopia Abana Estate - Equator Coffees and Teas
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Ethiopia Abana Estate

Regular price $19.75

ORIGIN

Country: Ethiopia
Region: Gera, Limu
Producer: Michael Omran
Altitude: 6,350 – 7,200 feet
Variety: Heirloom Varieties
Process: Washed

PROFILE

Sweet and spicy with flavors of peach nectar, ginger, candied lemon, and hibiscus.

STORY

Established in 2009 by the Omran family, Abana Estate is a 300-hectare coffee farm favorably located in the scenic highlands of Ethiopia’s Limu growing region. With most of the farm sitting above 2,000 meters, conditions are ideal for producing specialty coffee. Realizing this, the management at Abana decided to shift their focus from producing large volumes of coffee, to producing high quality coffee instead. By tracking data, experimenting with processing and utilizing sensory skills, they were able to refine practices and significantly increase the quality of their coffee. Although this is the first time we have purchased coffee from Abana Estate, we tasted samples from the farm for the past few harvests and have witnessed their new focus pay dividends on our own cupping table. 

In 2009, the Omran family decided to start developing this land in Ethiopia due to its connection with the history of coffee. Limu lies near the forests in western Ethiopia where the Arabica species of coffee originates, the birthplace of coffee. Abana is the Arabic word for “our father,” it pays homage to the deep roots, rich heritage, and origins of wild Arabica coffee. 
Since the inception of the estate almost ten years ago, quality of life for the workers and their families has been a major focus for the Omran family, specifically education and health care. Abana has donated much needed supplies to the local clinic, supported the newly built pre-school in Gera, and assisted in building sports fields which now serve as a community space. Abana covers the cost of supplies and uniforms for over 30 children of the workers who live on the farm. One of their longest tenured employees, and now the farm’s assistant manager, Tujuba Wakbusho, earned his MBA from Wollega University which was fully sponsored by Abana. Ongoing projects have enabled members of the community to receive over 1,500 medical treatments, which included cataract surgeries and dental procedures.