Farm: Ana Sora (250 ha)
Altitude: 1900 – 2350 MASL
Arabica Varietal: Heirloom
In the cup: Dried berry, raisin, mid body, caramel, malic acidity
The picturesque Anasora coffee plantation surrounded by steep highland slopes and natural forests was established in 2010 in south eastern Ethiopia. It is a substantial operation with 150ha under organic coffee production and the other 100ha is still under development, with a goal to be 100% productive by 2018. Anasora farm is currently running a program to grow coffee seed to expand the existing plantation.
The Turo River runs through the farm, suppling the plantation with pristine spring water from its origin in the protected forests of this mountainous region. There are further plans to build a washing station fed by this natural water source by 2018.
The Oromo people that work the plantation are a collection of smallholder farmers that work together with Anasora to develop sustainable production and economic outcomes. Anasora farm also works closely with the local secondary school Yerba Buleye to educate the farmers’ children, and hopes to extend this support network to offer higher-level education. As well as this, the farm has strong ties to an orphanage in the neighbouring village. Through this interest in the local community and the future of its children, Anasora hopes to use their ability to produce specialty coffee to give back to the people that make their business possible.