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Gemado Coffee Farm

The Gemadro Coffee is cultivated under the dense forests surrounded by native trees that have been habitat to various species. The rich volcanic soil, ample rainfall and cool, misty climatic conditions create the smooth yet complex cup flavor.

Gemadro Coffee Facts

Gemadro coffee is among the finest coffees in the world. It is produced in the conserved natural environment to manifest its natural inherent cup quality. This shade grown Arabica is refined and of unique flavor; balancing bitterness with elegant body and fruity nuances that hint at jasmine and citrus, is primed for the gourmet market.

Gemadro coffee plantation is located in the lush highlands of Southwestern Ethiopia, widely accepted as being the source of Coffee Arabica. The rolling hills and valleys are covered with indigenous forests and are over flowing with crystal clear streams, springs and rivers. The plantation covers a total of 2,217 hectares of which 1,215 hectares is under coffee plantation. In an effort to maintain the local ecology and biodiversity the Plantation has left 942 hectares under forest while the remaining 60 hectares has been set aside for infrastructure.

The plantation exclusively employs hand picking of ripened cherries insuring that only the finest beans make it to the customer. It is also equipped with a modern processing facility located on site insuring that the fresh cherries are processed to the highest standards and in an environmentally friendly condition. The company also plans to increase the percentage of washed coffee to 90% from annual output. Then milling, further cleaning, sorting and grading takes place in Addis Ababa. Besides the washed coffee, due emphasis is givenfor the production of natural coffee where the processing facility is computerized to sort out coffee bean defects by color and weight.

Environmental Consciousness
  • Crystal Clear Water: in addition to soil conservation the rivers and streams are kept covered with the natural trees and bushes. Besides, they are free of pollution.
  • Recycle and Reuse: the effluents from the washing stations are recycled while the pulp and husks are used as compost and fuel for artificial driers respectively.
Indigenous forests – The forests are kept intact covering the hills and gorges. The coffee trees are also grown under indigenous trees such as Cordia.Albizzia, Acacia Milettus and Ficus. This helps to maintain the bio-diversity and to prevent land degradation.

Diversification of Gemadro Coffee Plantation

  • Spices:
    Gemadro has a very conducive environment for spice development as a result of which it has started producing black pepper and more types will be added soon.
  • Beekeeping:

    The Gemadro coffee plantation produces organic honey from the natural forest that surrounds the coffee plantation.