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  • Region: Jimma
  • Process: Washed with a single wet fermentation and sun-dried on African beds
  • Cultivar: Metu Bishari
  • Altitude: 1900 - 2098 masl
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Until not so long ago, Kenisa was an independent cooperative trying to survive in the specialty coffee jungle, without much success. It is located further away from the other cooperatives we work with, the journey through the Jimma highlands is tough and jumpy, but well worth it. The farmers are grateful for visits from buyers and are always willing to take a photo, tell you how they go about the process and answer any questions you may have (and there are many).

"Kenisa" is a word in the Oromifa language meaning "bee", and symbolizes the hard-working people of the area and the teamwork for the shared goals. This region, besides producing extraordinary washed coffees, also produces different types of honeys, so the name is also appropriate in this sense. Unfortunately, however, they do not yet produce honey-processed coffees. But they will probably start next year.
Kenisa Washing Station has registered 305 members since its creation 4 years ago. It is also the latest washing station to join the umbrella of cooperatives managed by the Kata Maduga Union, which also manages Duromina, Nano Challa, Hunda Oli and other large cooperatives in the area. Initially, they started marketing coffee on their own, but had no access to the international market. The Kata Maduga Union is very well placed in this respect and is putting them in contact with a much wider network of importers and roasters. 

The management of the mill's operations is excellent, which is reflected in the quality of their production. For pulping they use a Penagos 2500, purchased in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency in terms of water conservation, which has become a very important issue in Ethiopia, due to drought and climate change.